New York: Judge gave $250 fine to Anthony Webb for killing Clara Heyworth; also sent to drunk-driving “program”
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NYPD blew this case and a killer walks free
Clara Heyworth was killed last summer while walking with her husband in Fort Greene by an unlicensed, possibly drunk driver that was ultimately not charged with a felony. Today, a Brooklyn judge sentenced that man, Anthony Webb, to a drunk-driving program but no jail time, and fined him $250 for operating a vehicle without proof of insurance and against the restrictions of his learner’s permit.
Despite the Brooklyn D.A.’s recommendation of a fifteen-day jail sentence, “It was pretty clear that the judge was frustrated by the failure to press more serious charges in this case,” said Heyworth’s husband Jacob Stevens, who is suing the driver and the NYPD for its botched investigation. “It’s a travesty that these more serious charges won’t be heard in criminal court.”
Heyworth’s story has helped shine a light on the broken NYPD practices in accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians. Because she did not die immediately, but in the hospital the following day, the department’s Accident Investigations Squad did not conduct a full survey of the crash
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