A speeding Boston driver who left the scene after striking and killing an 8-year-old girl was sentenced to 7-8 years in prison Friday.
James Horton was sentenced Friday in the June 2015 death of Yadielys DeLeon Camacho.
The 45-year-old Horton pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including to manslaughter, leaving the scene of a collision causing death, and driving with a suspended license.
Prosecutors say Horton was driving nearly twice the 30 mph speed limit in the Mattapan neighborhood when he struck the girl and her 12-year-old cousin. Yadielys died at the scene. The cousin was seriously injured and still suffers from headaches and dizzy spells.
Prosecutors recommended an eight to 10-year prison sentence. Defense attorneys recommended six.
Horton said in court he was ashamed and asked for forgiveness.