- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island man convicted in a 2012 hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian is headed to prison.

Craig Williams was found guilty in October of hitting 23-year-old Thomas Wik Jr. in September 2012 as he was walking along state Route 347 in Hauppauge.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1ToeHZJ ) that the 42-year-old Nesconset man apologized as he was sentenced Wednesday in Riverhead to serve 2 to 6 years in prison.

Judge Stephen Braslow threatened to throw Williams’ attorney out of the courtroom after his attorney said the judge believed his client had been drinking before the crash. Attorney William Keahon says Braslow should’ve set aside the jury’s verdict.

Keahon says his client didn’t know he’d hit anyone and that the jury received poor instructions. He says his client deserved no more than probation.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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