September 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 29-year-old military veteran was received the maximum six to 15 years in Nevada state prison for leaving the scene of a car-motorcycle crash that killed a teenage Las Vegas police volunteer.
Jvon Lawrence Williams said before his sentencing Monday that he wouldn't make excuses, and would regret what he called his poor decision for the rest of his life.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Clark County District Court Judge Stefany Miley became emotional when Angel Velasquez's family described in court how his death Aug. 1 affected them.
Police found Williams at home and initially charged him with felony driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty in September to felony hit-and-run.
Williams' lawyer, Jess Marchese, says Williams suffered from post-traumatic stress and self-medicated with drugs and alcohol.
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