In less than a second, the lives of several people would be changed forever, and some would be lost completely. Stanley Jaboin was sentenced to 60 years in prison after hitting and killing three Florida State students while driving drunk in 2015.
Jaboin showed little remorse during the concluding statements of the trial saying he was not the one responsible causing the deaths of 22-year-old K Kevin Boos, 22-year-old Vicenzio Libio, and 21-year-old Morgan Carr. He told the court it was the actions of Nicholas Bonilla who was driving the PT Cruiser carrying the trio of FSU students.
Jaboin looked to the family of the victims and said, "Justice is not truly served for your loss especially because the state has pinned it all on me knowing who is responsible for all this mess. It’s clear to see that it would have never been an accident nor any contribution on my part if Nicholas Bonilla had not made the left turn. It was really impossible for me to avoid this accident."
Jaboin was going nearly 100 mph in his Dodge Charger on Pensacola Street on September 6, 2015, when he struck Bonilla's car as the PT Cruiser turned onto White Drive. His blood level was .237, almost three times the legal limit to drive. Investigators put the cause of the crash as the high speed of Jaboin's vehicle.
After hitting the car, Jaboin fled the scene and called his wife to tell her he was in a car crash and she needed to come pick him up. He returned to the scene and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Moments after Jaboin's comments, the families of the three victims asked Circuit Judge Hankinson to impose the maximum sentence.
Carr's mother, Lisa Carr, spoke about the loss of her daughter. "Morgan, Vincenzo, and Kevin were sentenced to death on Sept. 6, 2015. They had no choice. Stanley Jaboin made his choice and it was deadly. The defendant caused three deaths while intoxicated, speeding, crashing then leaving the scene of the accident. He showed absolutely no remorse during his trial. He hung his head when photos of his three victims were shown. What a coward you are Stanley Jaboin."
Jaboin had previously been convicted of DUI in June 2016 and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and a year of probation.
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i know so well about drunk driving. my uncle mike was a man who drove drunk constantly. he scared my mom and i and his wife, over and over again. he couldnt care less about anything, as long as he had his alcohol. so when i read this article, i get angry and sad at the same time. over and over again, the police and others say dont drive drunk and people still dont listen. when i hear he got only 60 years, i think that is not enough!!!!! maybe if he had 100 years it have been better. those families that lost loved ones, i feel for them. how very sad…………..