After being found guilty at trial, a Miami-Dade County man who was accused of the hit-and-run death of an 11-year old girl was sentenced by Judge Thomas Rebull of the Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
Months earlier, a jury found the man guilty of one count of leaving the scene of an accident (LSA) causing death and one count of tampering with physical evidence for repairing damage to his vehicle without reporting the accident.
The man was accused of running over the 11-year old girl while she crossed the street after getting off of a school bus. The man is accused of fleeing the scene and then repairing damage to his car.
The man was arrested over a week after the incident.
The judge could have sentenced the man anywhere between 2 and 35 years. The judge imposed a sentence of 6 years in state prison followed by 8 years of probation.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward.