Man sentenced for toddler's death

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A man who killed a three-year-old boy in a grocery store parking lot will spend the next 14 years in prison.

On Thursday, James Holcomb, 37, waived his right to a jury trial. He faced drug and vehicular homicide charges in the death of Easton Cain.

In January 2017, Holcomb was behind the wheel of his pickup truck while under the influence of methamphetamines.

“I seen the driver slumped over as if he was asleep,” says Allen Irvin who was in the parking lot of Ingles in Cleveland. “I saw the truck pull forward and I was just scared it was about to pull forward into the child.”

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Irvin told a White County judge the truck pinned Easton between his mother's SUV.

“The gas kept revving up, I kept hearing the engine revved up,” Gayle Pitts, also an eyewitness, told the judge.

Pitts said she heard the engine continue to roar.

In addition to the charges, in this case, Holcomb pleaded guilty to drug charges in a separate case.

FOX 5 News previously reported Holcomb's arrest record which dates back to 2001. Deputies arrested Holcomb several times on various traffic and drug charges.

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