Driver gets 39 years behind bars for crash that killed three women in Uber car
Hours of gut wrenching testimony Friday as the families of their victims got to address the man who plead guilty to crashing into their loved once and then leaving the three women at the scene to die.
The Uber driver who was injured and transporting the women was also in court for the sentencing of Jasen Randhawa.
Mothers, fathers and siblings remembered Amy Taylor, Ashley Sawatzke of Menomonee Falls and Lindsey Cohen.
The defendant had previously been convicted of drunk driving.
"I only have three children now," said Chad Cohen, Lindsey's father.
"I have nothing to live for," said mother Jennifer Taylor as she choked back tears. "I am lost without Amy."
"I think about were they scared," Cindy Sawatzke told the judge. "Did they see the car coming at them? Were they in pain?"
Randhawa plead guilty to three counts of second degree reckless homicide and one count of second degree reckless injury.
The prosecutor recommended 35 yo 40 years behind bars.
"I hold myself accountable," Randhawa told the court. "Morally and spirituality for what I did. When I look in the mirror, there is a heavy weight of grief."
The hearing went on until nearly 4 p.m.
Judge Mark Sanders said there were just too many aggravating circumstances for him to go with the defense suggestion of 15 years on each county to be served at the same time.
Judge Sanders handed down nearly 40 years of initial confinement, with several more years of extended supervision.