A man has been sentenced to jail for strangling a woman during sex in a homeless camp in Mountain View in May of 2016.
Thursday, Jeffrey McCracken, 40, was sentenced to serve six years in prison for the death of Susan Ragan, who was 48 when she died. While Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced McCracken to nine years with three suspended-- meaning six years to serve-- a prosecutor said he could be eligible for parole after four years. With credit for time served, McCracken could be released on parole as soon as two-and-a-half years from now.
He was initially charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, though a grand jury only returned an indictment on the manslaughter charge.