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: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest
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: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market
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: North Texas School Districts Facing Possible Lawsuits Over Mask Policies
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