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MINEOLA, N.Y. – A suburban New York driver who participated in a 2014 street race that killed five other teens has been sentenced to six months in prison and five years’ probation.

Prosecutors had pressed for one to three years for defendant Cory Gloe, citing a series of insensitive social media posts, including one that disparaged police. Gloe also was re-arrested on a weapons charge, which was later dropped.

The judge granted youthful offender status because Gloe was 17 at the time of the crash.

Gloe apologized as he was sentenced in a Long Island courtroom packed with victims’ families and a crash survivor.

He pleaded guilty in March to a 17-count indictment that included five manslaughter charges in exchange for a six-month sentence.