Driver Sentenced In Deadly Hit-And-Run On LI


HE CRASHED ON THE SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY KILLING ANOTHER DRIVER. CBS 2’S ALICE GAINER HAS MORE. Reporter: SENTENCING DAY AT NASSAU COUNTY COURT IN MINEOLA BEGAN WITH A PRAYER FOR JUSTICE FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF 59-YEAR-OLD SHERMAN RICHARDSON. HIS WIFE SAYS THERE’S STILL A HUGE HOLE IN HER HEART FOR THE LOVE OF HER LIFE. IT’S A SHAME THAT WE HAVE TO BE HERE FOR THIS REASON. AND IT’S BEEN NO REMORSE FROM THE OTHER SIDE. Reporter: INSIDE THE JUDGE’S CHAMBERS, JUWAN IN A RICHARDSON CONFRONT THE MAN CONVICT OF DRIVING HER HUSBAND OFF THE ROAD ON THE SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY KILLING HIM INSTANTLY. SHE CALLED MONTY GRANT SELFISH AND DEMANDED A STIFF SENTENCE OF. MINUTES LATER SHE GOT THE ANSWER. COLLECTIVELY, IT WAS 14 TO 30 YEARS INCARCERATION. Reporter: PROSECUTORS SAY IN DECEMBER 2014, GRANT LEFT A QUEENS STRIP CLUB AND WAS SPEEDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. A GOOD SAMARITAN FOLLOWED AND GAVE POLICE A DESCRIPTION OF THE RENTED VEHICLE PROSECUTORS SAY GRANT FLED IN. HE AND A FRIEND LATER ALLEGEDLY BURNED THE CAR HOPING TO COVER UP THE CRIME. BUT POLICE TRACKED THE VEHICLE DOWN. THE WIDOW SAYS SHE HOPES FOR A STIFFER SENTENCE BUT ACCEPTS THE JUDGE’S DECISION. I PROBABLY WOULDN’T BE HERE TODAY SO I’M GRATEFUL TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, TO THE EVERYONE. MY COMPANY, MY NEIGHBORS, MY COMMUNITY, MY FAMILY. PRAISE GOD. PRAISE GOD ON NASSAU COUNTY. Reporter: THE CONVICTED FELON’S MOTHER SAYS HER SON’S FATE IS NOW IN GOD’S HANDS. JUST SEVERAL FEET AWAY, MRS. RICHARDSON SPOKE OF HER HUSBAND’S LOVE OF GARDENING AND HER INABILITY TO FORGIVE HIS KILLER. I KNOW GOD’S FORGIVING HIM. BUT IN MY HEART, I CAN’T. SHERMAN DID NOT DESERVE THIS. Reporter: GRANT’S ATTORNEY VOWED TO APPEAL INSISTING HIS CLIENT WAS A PASSENGER, NOT THE DRIVER.

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