NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man who crashed a powerboat into a barge on the Hudson River, killing a bride-to-be and her fiancé’s best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars.
Jojo John pleaded guilty in June to vehicular manslaughter and admitted that he was drunk at the time.
In court, John cried as he turned to the victims’ families and said, “I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish that I died instead of them,” CBS 2’s Lou Young reported.
John’s attorney David Narain said his client accepts responsibility for his actions, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
“He lost two dear friends that night and that’s something that he’s going to take with him for the rest of his life,” Narain said.
His brother said Jojo John has been drowning in tears of late.
“For at least one week he’s on my shoulder, crying,” Roy John said.