A former airman pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in a head-on collision that killed a Lompoc couple and seriously injured their son near Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2016.
Shaquille Ahmed Lindsey, 26, appeared before Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Patricia Kelly in Santa Maria to enter guilty pleas on two counts.
Lindsey, who is from Georgia, was charged in the deaths of Lompoc residents Ruben and Bertha Betancourt, who were killed Aug. 28, 2016, after he veered his rented Dodge Challenger into the path of the Betancourts' 2005 Ford Focus.
Their son, Juan Betancourt, was also in the car and suffered major injuries in the crash, which occurred along Santa Lucia Canyon Road near Vandenberg Air Force Base.
A Lompoc couple was sentenced Wednesday in a white collar case that collectively defrauded dozens of victims out of more than $500,000, court records show.
Former United States airman Shaquille Lindsey listens during a May 3 preliminary hearing in Lompoc Superior Court. Lindsey faces vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges for an August 2016 crash that killed a Lompoc couple.