Family demands justice in loved one's death
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A family appeared in court to demand justice after their loved one was killed in a car accident.
The Villano family flew to South Florida from Connecticut hoping justice will be served in honor of John Villano. "My life has changed dramatically since he's gone," said wife Cynthia Villano.
Cynthia and her daughter appeared in court Friday after almost two years since John, 83, was killed in a car accident as he was making a left on 31st Avenue in Pompano Beach. Police said Michael Moshe-Romano ran the red light and crashed into John. "My father was the guiding force in our family. We watched him suffer and die on a ventilator for three weeks," said daughter Wendy Villano. "His death was not clean, and my family has been obliterated."
Moshe-Romano was ordered to pay fines, perform community hours and only allowed to drive to and from work. According to the state, he has not complied to any of the orders.
Moshe-Romano received a speeding ticket two weeks ago. State Representative Irving Slosberg, (Dem.) Boca Raton, expressed support for the Villano family. "These are the kind of people we don't want on the roads," said Slosberg.
Slosberg's daughter was killed in a car accident a few years ago.
The Villano family wants to put an end to this case and wants to see the man responsible behind bars. "We want some justice. This man has had all these infractions and nothing has been done and really he should be in jail," said Cynthia.
Moshe-Romano will have to appear in court in November. If he fails to attend, he will be held in contempt of court and can be arrested.
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