That evening on March 27, 2015, started as carefree time with buddies. On Thursday, a little more than per year after the accident, 21-year old Hector Diaz pleaded guilty to costs from the crash that murdered injured sisters Jennifer, Anthony Nunez, 23, of Providence and his high school buddy and Jasleen Gomez. Before being sentenced to invest the next several years in jail, Diaz confronted the family of the Gomez sisters and Nunez and begged their forgiveness. “I want to apologize to all of you for what happened. I’m willing to take responsibility for what happened,” Diaz said, as some looked away and wept. “I just want you guys to know I’m sorry, and I hope you forgive me for what happened,” He said that night, they were simply out to have pleasure. Assistant Attorney General Stephen A. Diaz smoked pot and drank, then the two guys drove away and picked up the sisters. When he lost control near the Point Street departure in Providence Diaz drove rapidly, changing lanes erratically on Route 95 north, Regine said. His auto rolled onto the embankment and barreled across four lanes. Nunez was ejected, Diaz seemed intoxicated and belligerent, and the sisters were injured, Regine said.
Providence Man in Fatal Crash
4 hours after the crash, tested positive for cannabis and Diaz’s blood alcohol content was 113, he said. Diaz held-back tears and applied at his face, considering the prosecutor who read phrases from Nunez mom, brother and sister. “I couldn’t have ever imagined what losing a child would feel like until I saw my son in a coffin,” Nunez’s mom, wrote. “He has no way of knowing the times I wake up thinking of him.”
Miguel, Nunez’s brother, wrote of finding his cousin develop without her dad. Karina, Nunez’s sister, wrote that hurts to eat, sleep, even feel.
“I recognize the loss and sadness the family members suffered,” Judge Kristen Rodgers said gently that it was uncommon to hear a sufferer’s family is faced by a defendant and offer an apology. “I hope you can find some comfort in that justice is being served,” the judge said. He can serve the sentences concurrently.
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