Alfredo Griego is sentenced to a maximum sentence of 6 years for killing Anthony Downs in an auto-pedestrian crash.
Investigators say Downs attempted to cross at the corner of Pompa St and San Jose Blvd when Griego struck him with his vehicle. The report didn’t say if Griego fled the scene, but in court, he showed no remorse for his actions. Emergency personnel responded to the scene but were unable to save Downs. He was pronounced dead by EMTs and he left behind a bright future and loving family. Griego was arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle. He was recently sentenced to the maximum 6 years for his crime. Although he was sentenced, the Downs family believe the time he was given was not enough.
They can only remain hopeful prison will help him see the error in his ways and have the satisfaction that at least for a short time, he can’t do this again. At this time it is unclear if the Downs family has filed a civil case in hopes of gaining more closure. Griego’s lawyer told the court that his client was speeding before the incident. This could be useful in a lawsuit against Grieg. Anthony Downs had a lot going for himself and then he was gone so suddenly. New Mexico has since increased the maximum sentence for homicide by vehicle but, this change in the legislature will not affect Griego. We will continue to provide updates if any are released by the family or police.
If you have lost a loved one in a crash, it can be easy to lose hope when things go south. Sometimes, the criminal justice system fails and it can leave you feeling helpless. However, with a wrongful death attorney from Will Ferguson & Associates, we will work to gain compensation for your pain and suffering. We understand money can never bring back a loved one, however, it can help with the financial burdens that arise. Our attorneys have years of experience assisting clients through difficult times in life. Schedule a free consultation with our experience attorneys by calling 505-243-5566. We are always available and ready to provide assistance.