NYC Mother Forgives Man For Mowing Down Her Son

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn woman has forgiven a 25-year-old man for killing her son while driving drunk.

Maria Boffa crossed over to the defense table on Tuesday at Luis Guamal’s sentencing, rubbed his arm and told him she forgave him.

She told the repeat-offender drunken driver: “I wish nothing but the best for your life.”

Guamal then addressed the family. He said he was very sorry for the crash that killed 44-year-old John Boffa last March.

He pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide earlier this month in exchange for 8-to-24 years in prison.

John Boffa was a high school social studies teacher and a cancer survivor.

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  • summer

    8 – 24 yrs in prison: I think that counts as consequences.

  • Jaclynn Boffa

    You tooke away the enitre point of MADD. Actions have consequences. Isn’t that what we should teach our children?

  • MATTZ4381

    Mr.Boffa was a great friend and a great teacher always a careing preson .He just loved life and loved to help others.

    • MATTZ4381

      one more thing his name was Joseph not john.

  • Common Sense

    Takes a lot to forgive someone like that.

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