A taxi cab driver has been sentenced to five years in prison for leaving the scene of a deadly accident back in December of 2011.
On December 3rd 2011, 88-year-old Bu Do Jo was struck by Jean Sene's taxi, and then a Jitney, while crossing Pacific Avenue, resulting in fatal injuries
Assistant Prosecutor, Seth Levy, said, "He knew there was an accident, I suggest Mr. Feldman disputes this. He knew he was involved in it and he knew he was driving away from the accident; that's what this legislature wants everyone out there to know, you cannot do."
While Sene maintained his innocence on these charges, on Friday, he apologized to the victim's family through a translator.
Sene said, "I am very sorry for what happened, because somebody’s life is very important. The victim could be my mother, I am very, very sorry for that."
The granddaughter of the victim, Maree Moffit, wrote a heartfelt statement and tried to address the court, but broke-down crying before she was able to do so. A victim coordinator reading the letter said, "You made a very irresponsible decision and if you were not a selfish man, you would have done the right thing and we would not be here today."
Levy told NBC40, "I think they may be looking for closure in all of this. Just whenever a criminal process starts, it's hard to move on until it's over. I’m hoping at least they get some closure out of the sentencing today and can put it behind them and move on."
Prosecutors say Sene will be eligible for parole within three years.
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