Illinois: Americas Worst Judge of 2015 – Judge Nicholas Ford sentenced DUI killer Robert Vais to only 100 days in jail


Robert Vais DWI killer sentenced to 3 months in jail Chicago Police photo

Robert Vais DWI killer sentenced to 3 months in jail Chicago Police photo

Judge Nick Ford gave DUI killer only 100 days in jail

From Chicago Tribune
12/08/2015 — A Stroger Hospital executive who was driving home drunk from an office Christmas party in 2013 was sentenced to 100 days in prison Tuesday for striking and killing an aspiring chef who was biking home from work.

During an emotional hearing, Robert Vais, the hospital’s director of cost reimbursement, tearfully apologized for the death of Hector Avalos, 28, who had served five years in the Marines.

Killer of Hector Avalos will serve only three months in jail.

“I am so sorry,” he said as members of Avalos’ family began to weep. “I pray every day for Hector. I don’t even know what I can say.”

Moments earlier, Avalos’ mother, Ingrid Cossio, sobbed on the witness stand as she told the packed courtroom at the Leighton Criminal Court Building how she wanted to die after her son’s death.

“I wanted to run to him, to hug him, to hold him, to warm him up and whisper in his ear that I was there and for him to wake up,” said Cossio, the paper she held in her hands noticeably shaking. “I was not strong enough to kill myself.”  ….MORE


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