RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) A Long Island man convicted of killing a 5-year-old while driving high on prescription drugs has been sentenced.

Steven Kinalis of Ronkonkoma got five to 16 years in prison on his DUI aggravated vehicular homicide conviction.

He had faced a maximum of 25 years.

The victim, John Gaffney, was on a family outing to buy a Christmas tree in December 2011 when he was killed.

Kinalis' car rear-ended the family's pickup truck, which then struck a tree in Shirley.

The family didn't accept Kinalis' apology in court on Monday.

Newsday ( ) says the boy's mother, Teri, held up the handprints of her son that the hospital made after he died.


Information from: Newsday,