Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Killing Red Bluff Homeless Man With His Pickup

A Red Bluff man has been sent to prison for killing a pedestrian with his pickup truck while on Heroin. Last September 15th, 37-year-old Brandon Spharler was driving a Chevy pickup on Luther Road when he struck two men who were walking along the side of the road. 41-year-old Carlos Sonney Bentazar, a Tehama County homeless man, was killed. 51-year-old Darrin Lester Rasmussen of Red Bluff was flown to Mercy Hospital in Redding with critical injuries. The CHP determined that Spharler was under the influence of Heroin. He’s been sentenced to 15 years in state prison.