Alessia Boschiazzo hit-and-run driver jailed for 6 1/2 years

Boschiazzo hit-and-run driver jailed

Stephen Saunders has been jailed for 6 1/2 years

Alessia Boschiazzo was hit on February 25 last year

First published in Local news by , Chief Reporter

A man who knocked down a talented dancer and left her for dead has been jailed for six and a half years.

Stephen Saunders, 22, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court today for killing popular teenager Alessia Boschiazzo in a hit and run on February 25 last year.

The 14-year-old, from Carshalton, was knocked down in Morland Road, Addiscombe, at about 7pm.

Alessia, who was a student at Ursuline High School, in Wimbledon, suffered severe head injuries and a broken pelvis after being mown down as she went to meet friends.

She spent a week in a coma before she died from her injuries, surrounded by her family.

Saunders of Gardeners Close, Mottingham, handed himself in to Croydon police station 10 days after the incident.

He was due to stand trial this week charged with death by dangerous driving, but changed his plea at a pre-trial review hearing on April 13.

At a hearing in November 2011, Saunders pleaded guilty to driving and causing a death while uninsured, driving and causing a death while unlicensed and one count of perveting the course of justice.

Saunders was also banned from driving for five years.

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4:34pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Riazzz says...

No license, no insurance, doesn,t hand himself in for 10 days probably because he was drink driving and initially went not guilty ? And gets 6 1/2 years so he will probably be out in 3, where's the justice in that ?
No license, no insurance, doesn,t hand himself in for 10 days probably because he was drink driving and initially went not guilty ? And gets 6 1/2 years so he will probably be out in 3, where's the justice in that ? Riazzz
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4:52pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Farbinny Foil says...

And set fire to car so as not to be caught... Its been a long time since Justice played a part in British law - Now its simply about the costs!
And set fire to car so as not to be caught... Its been a long time since Justice played a part in British law - Now its simply about the costs! Farbinny Foil
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5:23pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Bimweevil says...

A **** disgraceful sentence for this moron. I witnessed this dreadful accident and stayed with the girl until the medics arrived. It would have been nice to see justice. U sometimes wonder what planet these Judges are on
A **** disgraceful sentence for this moron. I witnessed this dreadful accident and stayed with the girl until the medics arrived. It would have been nice to see justice. U sometimes wonder what planet these Judges are on Bimweevil
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