FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The man, who drove drunk and caused a crash that left a child brain dead, was in court Monday for the punishment phase of his trial.READ MORE: Irving's MacArthur High School Went On Lockdown For 6 Hours Due To 'Possible Threat Of Student With Gun'; No Gun Was Found
Stewart Richardson pled guilty last month to multiple counts of Aggravated Assault Causing Bodily Injury with a Deadly Weapon.
Now a judge will decide what kind of punishment he should face for the crash that all but took the life of a little boy.
Richardson’s family and friends testified via video conferencing in from Iowa. Character witnesses, brought forth by his defense team, testified that he was a “good person.”READ MORE: Parkland's Chief Medical Officer Says Those Who've Received J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Shouldn't Worry
Richardson was behind the wheel in 2009 when he slammed into the vehicle driven by the family of Abdullah Khader. The crash left the then 2-year-old in a vegetative state. He required constant care until this past January when he passed away. Abdullah was just 8-years-old.
The boy’s family has been fighting for Richardson to receive a harsh punishment, especially since he had previously been convicted of seven DWI’s in other states. He faces a maximum of 20 years behind bars.
The punishment phase of the trial will continue when court resumes at 9 a.m. Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Burleson Police Officer Joshua Lott Recovering After Being Shot Multiple Times, Suspect In Custody
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