Split Decision in Hit and Run Case

download (24)A San Diego man has been convicted of hit and run driving after an accident in 2013. He has been sentenced to four years imprisonment.

According to court documents, Angelo Fabiani’s truck tumbled over an embankment and came to rest on its side on a retaining wall.  Fabiani unbuckled his son’s car seat but then walked away from the crash after the child tumbled an additional ten feet and onto the pavement below. Fabiani’s son died as a result of head injuries sustained in the crash several days later.

During the trial, Fabiani’s attorney claimed his client was suffering from shock. In a split verdict, jurors found Fabiani guilty of hit-and-run but not guilty of felony child abuse.

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