‘We’ll take this pain with us forever,’ Henderson father speaks out after driver going nearly 100 mph sentenced
By Joshua Peguero,
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man was sentenced to six years in prison with the possibility of parole after two years for hitting and killing a teenager in front of his Henderson middle school while driving almost 100 mph.
There were nearly 200 people in the courthouse to support Rex Patchett, including his family and friends.
“I’d like to give my deepest sorrows to the Patchett family. I’m so very sorry to everybody,” Marmolejo said.
In the end, that wasn’t enough for him to avoid prison time.
“I’m not doing this for vengeance. I’m not doing this to send a message. What I’m doing this for is to try to do an equal, exact justice between the people of the state of Nevada and the defendant Mr. Marmolejo,” Judge Carli Kierny of Clark County District Court said.
Marmolejo was sentenced to six years in prison and must serve a minimum of two years to be eligible for parole.
The Patchett’s said they can move on following Marmolejo sentencing.
“This is obviously closure in this stage of the process. My wife and I are going to be grieving. Our children will grieve for the rest of our lives. We’ll take this pain with us forever,” Jason Patchett said.
Rex Patchett’s father says his focus will be to share his son’s story with the legislature in hopes that lawmakers can consider increasing the penalty for drivers who hit pedestrians.
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