Victims' Families Demand Stiffer Sentences For Hit-And-Run Killers In New YorkThe families, accompanied by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and state senators, demanded that the maximum sentence be increased from seven to 15 years for hit-and-run drivers.
Mastic Man's Light Sentence In Fatal Hit And Run Infuriates Victim's FamilyPreston Mimms, 48, pleaded guilty last month to charges in connection with the accident that killed 24-year-old Erika Hughes on July 29, 2011.
Family Outraged At Lenient Sentence Expected For Driver Who Killed WomanErika Hughes was in the prime of her life, with a great job and a beautiful daughter, when her life was snatched away by a hit-and-run driver last year. Now, a controversial plea deal could send the driver away for little more than a year in prison.
Mastic Man Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Hit-And-RunPreston Mimms of Mastic was charged with leaving the scene of the July 29, 2011, accident.
Police: Erika Hughes, 24, Killed In Suffolk County Hit And RunOfficers say the victim was walking on Mastic Road in Mastic Beach when she was struck Thursday night. The impact threw her body against a curb. The driver fled the scene without so much as slowing down.