Crime

Husband who had sex while driving drunk gets 5 years for wreck that killed his wife

Matthew Notebaert, right, looks back at family members in the courtroom as he stands with his attorney Steven Bell Thursday morning, May 8, 2014 facing charges of vehicular homicide and of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Matthew Notebaert, right, looks back at family members in the courtroom as he stands with his attorney Steven Bell Thursday morning, May 8, 2014 facing charges of vehicular homicide and of driving under the influence of alcohol. Palm Beach Post

Calling it one of “the most senseless, tragic acts” she’s ever come across, a Palm Beach County judge sentenced a 33-year-old Loxahatchee husband and father to five years in prison Wednesday for a 2014 wreck that killed his wife as they had sex while he drove drunk.

The sentence for Matthew Notebaert came just over three years after the death of his wife, Amanda, in a crash that left their two children without a mother and caused a deep rift between the couple’s families that even on Wednesday had her closest friends and relatives split into two camps.

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