Mitchum Williams pleads guilty to deadly hit-and-run that killed Josbel Rivera on the Mosholu Parkway in 2012

Williams faces up to four years in prison when sentenced on April 14.

Williams faces up to four years in prison when sentenced on April 14. (3/24/14)

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.

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.

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