Correction: Anthony Bishop pled guilty to two counts of reckless manslaughter, not murder. The original charges he faced in 2020 were murder.
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday afternoon, an Enterprise man pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of two New Brockton High School teenagers.
On July 6, 2020, Anthony Bishop’s truck crashed into a car carrying four high school students at the intersection of Highways 123 and 84 in Wicksburg, eight miles west of Dothan.
Bishop, 57, pled guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of Paula Perdue, 15, and A.J. Riley, 17.
Judge Anderson ordered a pre-sentence investigation before setting a sentencing date in the case.
Bishop was also sentenced to over four years in prison and 6 months of parole, per court records.
When first arrested, Bishop was charged with driving under the influence and the murders of Perdue and Riley. The plea deal Bishop agreed to downgraded those charges to two counts of reckless manslaughter.
Read the original article when the crash happened: Enterprise man charged with murder in teens’ deaths.