Yonkers man gets prison in Mount Vernon DWI fatal
Rhonda Richardson says the first and only time she met the man who
would kill her daughter in a drunken-driving crash, she asked him to
take care of her baby.
"Kelly was not just my only daughter, my
baby, but my best friend," Richardson said of Kelly Williams in a
statement read in court Tuesday. She added: "Even the good memories ...
hurt because I know there will be no more, and my heart and soul want
Richardson spoke at the sentencing of William
Watkins-Gomes, who pleaded guilty in March to vehicular manslaughter,
driving while intoxicated and several other charges.
YONKERS – Rhonda Richardson
has spent the last eight months trying to manage the overwhelming
sadness she's felt since losing her only daughter, the victim of a
There are happy moments, such as texts from
her granddaughter and daily visits from her son, who lives upstairs. But
there's also confusion and frustration, most recently after the man
responsible for Kelly Williams' death pleaded guilty last month to
felony vehicular manslaughter.
Richardson didn't want a plea bargain for William Watkins-Gomes, who agreed to serve 1 /
to 4 years after admitting he was intoxicated during the Aug.
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