http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/pedestr...r-1014879.htmlA Marietta mother may serve more time than the driver who hit and killed her 4-year-old son.
Raquel Nelson, 30, could be sentenced to up to 36 months at a hearing July 26, said David Savoy, her attorney. She was convicted Tuesday of homicide by vehicle in the second degree, crossing roadway elsewhere than at crosswalk and reckless conduct, said Savoy.
Jerry L. Guy, the driver who admitted hitting the child when pleading guilty to hit-and-run, served a 6-month sentence. He was released Oct. 29, 2010, and will serve the remainder of a 5-year sentence on probation, according to Cobb court records.
Nelson was attempting to cross at the intersection of Austell Road and Austell Circle with her three children when her son was struck by a car, said Savoy. The child later died from his injuries. Nelson and her younger daughter suffered minor injuries and her older daughter was not injured.
http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/bond-de...ct-453049.htmlThe boy was crossing Austell Road near Marietta with his family at 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a van owned by Guy, Officer Joseph Hernandez said.
The boy's 29-year-old mother, Raquel L. Nelson, and his 2-year-old sister also were hit, but not his 9-year-old sister. The accident happened near Austell Circle as the family tried to get to the Somerpoint Apartments.
The boy was rushed to Cobb WellStar Hospital, where he later died. Nelson and her 2-year-old daughter were treated at the hospital and released.
The family had just gotten off a bus, Hernandez said. The family had reached the center median and was crossing the westbound lanes when the collision happened, Hernandez said.
Witnesses told police the van that hit the family left the scene, Hernandez said.
The unidentified woman made the call Sunday morning. She told police she believed a male acquaintance was involved in the hit and run.