The Spring Valley man who pleaded guilty in a road rage incident that left an infant dead received a sentence of 1 1/3 to four years in prison Tuesday.
The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office says the sentence is part of a plea deal for Albert Gomez, 63, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November.
As YWN had reported, the 38-year-old mother and her kids – two girls ages 13 and 9 and a 3-month old boy in a stroller – were all walking along the westbound shoulder of the roadway when they were hit by a gold colored Toyota Corolla sedan driven by 62-year-old Albert Gomez, of Spring Valley.
Gomez became angry at a taxi driver in traffic and passed on the vehicle on the passenger side, police said.
His car struck Mrs Braun, her 13- and 9-year-old daughters, and three-month old son, Mayer Braun.
Meyer R”L died from his injuries less than two weeks later at Westchester Medical Center.
The judge said he would have sentenced Gomez to more time in prison if it were up to him.
Gomez was originally indicted on charges of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault and third-degree. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November.
(Charles Gross – YWN)