Carlos Bertonatti will soon be singing those jailhouse blues for killing Christophe LeCanne
From NBC Miami
The South Florida musician charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway is expected in court Monday for a sentencing hearing.
Carlos Bertonatti, 32, faces a maximum of 35 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in February in the January 2010 crash in Key Biscayne that
killed Christophe LeCanne.
Bertonatti had been charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest without violence. Despite having no plea deal, he pleaded guilty to every charge except leaving the scene of a crash.
Police say Bertonatti, an on-the-rise musician originally from Venezuela, was driving his silver Volkswagen Jetta on the Rickenbacker Causeway when he hit the 44-year-old LeCanne, who was riding his bike in the bike lane.
Rather than stop, Bertonatti kept driving, with LeCanne’s bike still under his car for nearly three miles before officers caught up to him,
police said. ….MORE