Man sentenced in Marshall County hit-and-run
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - An illegal alien who admitted to drinking ten beers and then killing a man riding his bicycle is sentenced to just over eight years in jail.
The sentencing for 22-year-old Marcos Hernandez happened Wednesday morning at the Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville. He was sentenced to eight years, eight months, and eight days in state prison after pleading last month to leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
The charges stem from the death of Chris Davis who was struck while riding his bicycle on Bulah Road in the Double Bridges area of Marshall County in February last year.
"We don't know how quick Chris died but he left all that possibility out by leaving and I think it should be changed. I think once you leave the scene of an accident then all rules should be wiped out," said Max Davis, victim's father.
Prosecutors say because Hernandez fled and was not located for 48 hours they were unable to prove he had been drinking at the time of an accident. They said if he was located much earlier, he would have faced a more serious charge such as manslaughter or even murder.
Jefferson County State Representative Allen Farley says he will introduce a bill in the legislature to upgrade leaving the scene with injuries to a Class B Felony, which is the equivalent of a manslaughter charge.
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