Marietta, GA - After losing her son to a hit-and-run driver, 30-year-old Raquel Nelson faces a possible three years behind bars for jaywalking the boy to his death.
Nelson was convicted earlier this month on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to use a crosswalk and reckless conduct — each of the three misdemeanors carrying a max of one year in prison.
Nelson, her two daughters and her 4 year-old son A.J. had just returned via bus from a shopping trip. They had already crossed two lanes of traffic and were standing on the median when 4-year-old A.J. apparently ran into traffic and was struck by 47 year-old Jerry Guy, who left the scene.
Guy is reported to have consumed alcohol and was on painkillers at the time of the accident. Oh… and he claims to be half-blind in one eye. Guy took a plea and only served 6 months for hit-and-run and is on a 5 year probation. He’s also no stranger to this charge having served time once before after being convicted for two hit and runs back in 1999, one of them on the same road where A.J.…Continue Reading