Man behind Windward Oahu hit-and-run receives 10-year sentence

A man who killed a Hawaii Pacific University student in a hit-and-run crash has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In November 2011, Mariah Danforth-Moore was walking near the university’s Windward Oahu campus when she was hit and killed by a car driven by Dominic Franklyn.

Franklyn drove off, but later turned himself in.

“I still think this offense should be a Class A felony with 20 years for the simple fact that yes, his lawyer alluded my daughter might have had ear buds in her head and she wasn’t looking, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that he hit her and left her on the side of the road,” said Danforth-Moore’s father, Stephen Danforth.

Franklyn apologized to the victim’s family in court.

Family members says they are happy to finally have closure to the case.

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