Mitchum Williams pleads guilty to deadly hit-and-run that killed Josbel Rivera on the Mosholu Parkway in 2012
THE BRONX - A man pleaded guilty today in a 2012 fatal hit-and-run on the Mosholu Parkway.
Mitchum Williams pleaded guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene without reporting the crash to police. On Christmas Eve 2012, Williams admitted to hitting and killing 23-year-old Josbel Rivera before leaving the scene.
Williams apologized to Rivera's family, but they say they have mixed feelings about his apology. Rivera's brother says he was hoping for a stiffer charge like vehicular manslaughter.
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City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) says he'll be supporting new legislation in Albany to create stiffer penalties for hit-and-run drivers.
Williams will be sentenced on April 14. He faces up to four years in prison.
Police say Williams torched his car after the accident to destroy evidence.