Forgiven by victim's family, 20-year-old sentenced to 8 years in fatal crash

A Belleville man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday, in a drunken head-on collision that took the life of a young father of two in May 2016.

During a somber afternoon hearing in Superior Court in Newark, the judge said he had seen other victims’ family members express forgiveness toward their loved one’s killer. But none, he added, had ever done what Pietro Davila did following the death of his son, 33-year-old Luis Davila.

“I’ve never had a victim’s family member come before me and request that he be put on the defendant’s visitation list,” said Superior Court Judge Ronald …read more

Source: Essex

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