Victim's family calls DUI sentence a "slap in the face"
More than three years after the accident that killed 62-year-old Rosalynn Gilson, the woman responsible finally learned her fate. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- More than three years after the accident that killed 62-year-old Rosalynn Gilson, the woman responsible finally learned her fate.
48-year-old Patricia Solis was handed a minimum sentence of 32 months in prison with credit for a year already served- a sentence the victim's family calls a "slap in the face."
The family of Rosalynn Gilson, who was tragically killed after being hit by a driver under the influence, confronted the woman responsible for the first time.
"Honestly, I just wanted to punch her and keep punching her until I felt better," Rosalynn's daughter Lindsay said. "I have so much hate in my heart for her right now. I've been trying, I've been working on it, but that hate is still there."
The real anger came outside the courtroom after Rosalynn's family learned her killer will only face a minimum jail sentence.
"If you're using any kind of mind-altering or brain-numbing drug, you should not be operating a vehicle," Rosalynn's niece Lauren said. "This is a slap in the face."
48-year-old Patricia Solis was under the influence of prescription pain medication the night she hit and killed Rosalynn, leaving the victim's family to believe she would never be brought to justice.
After Monday, they they'd hoped some sort of closure would come after a long three years. Now, they believe the judge made a mistake in his decision.
"She's either going to take someone's life or she's going to hurt someone or end up hurting herself," Lauren said.