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 ½ to 16 ½ 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 (http://bit.ly/1aCBSbD ) says the boy's mother, Teri, held up the handprints of her son that the hospital made after he died.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com