A van driver took the life of a pregnant New York woman and her unborn child.
While it took a year to get to court, the driver of a van that killed a pregnant mother and her unborn child was sentenced to 7 to 15 years in prison. The accident happened in 2009 near the Empire State Building on the wedding anniversary of the dead woman.
The driver of the van had a blood alcohol level way over the legal limit when he drove his vehicle on to a sidewalk and pinned the mother to a wall. The woman he killed was a mother of three and had another child on the way when she was killed. Keston Brown was convicted of manslaughter, assault and drunk driving, but acquitted of aggravated vehicular homicide – a felony with a 25-year prison term.
On sentencing, Brown said he suffers every day for what he did, but that did not stop the courts from handing down a hefty sentence for his willful, wanton and recklessness in driving while under the influence, killing Ysemny Ramos and injuring her friend. The evidence presented in court showed that Brown had downed three beers and a shot of cognac just an hour before he killed Ramos. He initially blamed the accident on a mechanical failure that caused him to lose control of his vehicle.
The evidence told another story when eyewitnesses reported he was speeding up and slowing down so a friend could whistle at women. But for the fact that Brown had been drinking before the accident and not totally “with it” while behind the wheel of his van, Ysemny Ramos would still be alive, as would her unborn child. The grieving family would no doubt want to discuss this case with a wrongful death lawyer – a lawsuit that could be filed even while the defendant was in jail.
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