Having passed out, the vehicle she was driving crashed into a speaker at a Taco Bell restaurant.
Three gentle giants reacted to her circumstances -- not by calling for help -- but by stealing her wedding ring.
Keith Byron Hickles Jr. was one of those thieves. He was sentenced Dec. 22, 2014 to 94 months in prison for his role in that crime.
The crime occurred in Wichita, Kan.
A 20-year-old man was sentenced Monday to nearly eight years in prison for stealing the wedding ring off the hand of a dying woman late last year.
Keith Byron Hickles Jr. was given a 94-month sentence by Sedgwick County District Judge Christopher Magana. Hickles was one of three men convicted of stealing items from 43-year-old Danielle Zimmerman after she suffered a fatal brain aneurysm on Dec. 29, 2013, in the drive-through of the Taco Bell at 3725 E. Harry.
Zimmerman had gone to Taco Bell to get dinner for herself, her husband and two teenage sons when she became ill. Her truck crashed into the speaker box of the drive-through.
She died the next day. Police recovered her purse Dec. 30. The ring remains missing.
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