A Sunnyvale man accused of killing a woman and her two sons in a
Daly City drunk driving crash last year was ordered today to stand trial,
according to prosecutors.
Denis Pereria Demacedo, 29, was ordered to stand trial on three
counts of DUI vehicular manslaughter and other charges today after a
preliminary hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court, according to District
Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Demacedo will return to court on Jan. 24 to set a trial date,
Demacedo was arrested after a March 9, 2013 crash on Eastmoor
Avenue in Daly City that killed Josefa Osorio Acevedo, 50, and her sons Amado
Osorio Acevedo, 23, and Josue Osorio, 15. A fourth passenger, a woman, was
severely injured in the crash.
Prosecutors allege Demacedo was speeding away from an earlier
drunken driving incident in which he rear-ended another vehicle at the time
he struck Josefa's vehicle.
Demacedo was on misdemeanor probation from a 2010 drunk driving
conviction, and on the day of the triple-fatal accident had spent the
afternoon drinking beer with friends at a Daly City pizzeria before getting
behind the wheel at around 8 p.m. that night, prosecutors said.
Before broadsiding the victims' car, Demacedo allegedly reached
speeds of up to 60 mph.
A blood test taken two hours later measured his blood-alcohol
content at .18 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit, according
to the district attorney's office.
Demacedo, a native of Brazil, remains in custody without bail.