RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — In Suffolk County, sentencing has been set for the man convicted in the drunk driving crash that killed a Boy Scout.

Thomas Murphy was in court Tuesday to hear a judge deny his request to dismiss the charges.

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Murphy was found guilty last month of aggravated vehicular homicide and second-degree manslaughter.

Prosecutors say in September 2018, Murphy had three vodka shots before he drove into a group of Boy Scouts who were on a hike off a road in Manorville.

Andrew McMorris (Photo: McMorris family)

Twelve-year-old Andrew McMorris was killed.

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“The criminal case just continues to delay our healing, to delay our grieving, and this is torturous to us,” Andrew’s father, John McMorris, said.

“We do believe that we have a lot of valid, viable, strong issues for appeal,” defense attorney Steve Politi said.

The McMorris family says they will give victim impact statements at the March 17 sentencing.

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Murphy faces up to 25 years in prison.