Eric Brandon Campbell now knows his fate for his part in the death a well-known pastor.

In 2016, Anthony Gibson died after he was involved in auto accident where Campbell was the driver of the other vehicle.

On Monday, in an emotional sentencing  hearing  in which Gibson’s family forgave Campbell in the death of their loved one, Campbell was given eight and half years in prison.

Earlier this year, Campbell pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular assault, DUI, simple possession of marijuana and second offense driving on a revoked license.

During the hearing, he was sentenced to eight years, six months on the vehicular homicide by intoxication charge, two years for the vehicular assault, 11 months, 29 days on the DUI, 11 months, 29 days for the marijuana charge and 11 months, 29 days second offense driving on a revoked license. All time will be served concurrently at 30 percent, according to court documents.

Following his sentencing, Campbell was taken into custody to begin serving his sentence.

The fatal accident occurred in May 2016, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol Incident report.  Campbell’s F-150 crossed the center-line resulting in a head on collision with Gibson’s Taurus. Campbell and his passenger, Tony Evans, were treated for injuries while Gibson died en route to the hospital, the report said.

A toxicology test performed on Campbell showed he had amphetamines and methamphetamine in his system. Along with these psych stimulant drugs in his system, Campbell was also abusing a number of drugs used to numb tissue or sedate a person; those drugs included Midazolam, Lidocaine and  Etomidate. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/20/2018-6AM)