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Sentencing postponed so convict in fatal hit-and-run could see baby be born

Posted at 11:32 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 12:27:41-04

A man convicted in a deadly hit and run crash gets a little extra time as a free man to see the birth of his child.

Back in March, a judge motioned to push sentencing back so Qaadir Isaam Amin II could see his child be born. He was finally sentenced last week to five to 12 years with a chance for parole after five years.

"We did lose a life and even though you're bringing a new life into the world, we still lost a life and for you to be able to see those moments, your child be born, we have a family member that we're never going to see again, so I do feel that part was unfair," said the victim's cousin Veronica Dillard.

Police say Isaam Amin might have been driving drunk when he ran a red light, plowing into Clay Stampley's truck near Cheyenne and Simmons. He then posted a selfie of his injuries on social media. Isaam Amin pleaded guilty to leaving the scene while Stampley died in the crash intersection.

"I feel a little bit at peace but not really cause at the end of the day, he's going to get out," said the victim's son CJ Stampley. "He's gonna get to be with his family, he's gonna get to chill, his life will still go on, but my father's life is done, it's over."

Isaam Amin will get the chance for parole in five years.