Woodland Hills
Man Gets Life for Pedestrian Death
By Damian Kelly
Jun 1, 2012 - 3:58:18 PM

WOODLAND HILLS—On Wednesday May 30, a Ladera Heights man was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison for leading police on a chase in 2009 that led to a pedestrian’s death, according to reports.

Kelly Keller, 31, received his life sentence after being convicted January 17 of second-degree murder for the September 26, 2009 death of 66-year-old Dean William Greenwalt of Woodland Hills.

Keller will soon be living his life behind bars. Photo courtesy of the Solar Feeds website
The local resident died after being struck in the crosswalk at Don Pio Drive by a 2002 Cadillac sedan driven by Keller.  He ended up rear-ending a sport-utility vehicle containing four people in the 23600 block of Ventura Boulevard.  Not long after, Keller proceeded to open fire on California Highway Patrol officers while westbound on Ventura Boulevard.  No one was struck by the gunfire.

The events took place after CHP initially began pursuing Keller when he failed to stop for a traffic violation on the southbound Ventura 101 Freeway in Calabasas.

In addition to his second-degree murder conviction Keller was also found guilty of attempted murder of a peace officer, assault with a semi-automatic firearm on a peace officer, felony evading causing death, resisting an officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

During his trail, Keller was determined by jurors to be sane when he committed his crimes.

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