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Woman sentenced to 6-15 years for hit-and-run

Posted at 5:47 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 20:47:16-05

A woman convicted in the hit-and-run death of a grandfather has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison.

In court Tuesday, Galina Kilova apologized to the family of 63-year-old Michael Grubbs, who was hit and killed while pushing a stroller in November 2014. Her defense had advised her to not address the family. She was crying while she asked for forgiveness, which the family said they forgave her.

"I know she's remorseful and she wishes it hadn't happened and that's basically it. We don't hate her. We feel sorry for her. I do. We feel sorry for her," said Vicky Fortune, Grubbs' sister.

Grubbs' 18-month-old granddaughter was left with minor injuries in the overturned stroller.
Kilova had testified during her trial that she didn't know she had hit anyone. It wasn't until days later that she turned herself in.
Prosecutors said Kilova was hurrying to work at her restaurant job when she hit Grubbs on the shoulder of Rainbow Boulevard south of the 215 Beltway.