Victim's father demands Nestande to serve jail time

Victim's father demands Nestande to serve jail time

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On Monday Travis County Judge Karen Sage will determine if Gabrielle Nestande will serve time in jail for the death of Courtney Griffin.

Bart Griffin says he wants the woman responsible for running over and killing his daughter Courtney to serve jail time. Griffin says a Travis County jury handed down a light sentence to Nestande.

"I hope the terms of the probation are very stringent. It leaves a mark on her 10 years of her life. I hope the judge gives her a little bit a jail time so she can sit and think about what she's done," said Griffin.

Nestande, a former capitol aide, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide last month for running over Griffin back in 2011, as Griffin walked home in a bike lane in west Austin.

In the trial Nestande admitted to drinking "parts" of five drinks and getting behind the wheel.

While the jury found Nestande guilty of the criminally negligent homicide, they found her not guilty of three other charges which were intoxication manslaughter, manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.

"I listened to every bit of that testimony just like they did. I was probably more awake than some of them were, but I listened to every second of that evidence that was put on and I feel strongly that the prosecutors proved intoxication manslaughter."

Now griffin is working with Texas lawmakers to create new laws that would enforce steeper penalties on hit and run offenders.

"It's a societal issue because people are wanting to save themselves now. Nobody wants to be accountable for their own actions anymore."

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