Driver convicted in hit-and-run death of first grader
NEW ORLEANS - The hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a first-grader last February will spend 10 to 40 years in prison, after being convicted of manslaughter.
Arthur Toledano was found guilty Friday in the death of 6-year-old Shaud Wilson, who was struck by Toledano's speeding vehicle while walking in a crosswalk Feb. 3, 2014. The boy's 9-year-old sister, Shanaya Wilson, also was struck, but survived.
Sources say the 23-year-old Toledano admitted he fled the scene and returned to his home 1.1 miles away. He never called authorities but was arrested about 5 1/2 hours later when New Orleans police, acting on a tip, converged on the home and found the damaged car and its driver.
Toledano will be sentenced Wednesday.
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