By: Jenn Schanz
54–year–old Leamond Pierce was sentenced to 300 days in jail and fined $500 Tuesday.
He was convicted of Misdemeanor Vehicular Homicide for the crash death of 2–year–old Aidan Curry in December of 2011.
The Curry family was driving home to Omaha on I–80 when Pierce's truck hit them near the Waverly exit, completely crushing the back of their car, where Aidan was sitting.
According to records, Pierce said the Curry's car was straddling the lane lines, which made it impossible to pass them to avoid a collision.
But the jury didn't buy it, and determined it was Leamond Pierce and his driving that caused the fatal crash.
Tuesday, Pierce was back in the courtroom; this time for sentencing.
"He's not sorry, he's never been sorry for anything he's ever done and he's never going to be sorry," says Jennifer Brock, Aidan's mother.
In his statement, Pierce says "Nobody woke up on December 3rd and planned for an accident to take place, I sure didn't."
He also says "I did my best that day," referring to the winter road conditions.
"Motor vehicle homicides are all very difficult and traumatic because a family has lost a loved one. We put two outstanding prosecutors on the case and they tried a good case," says Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly.
The Curry family says they're satisfied that Pierce is serving time at all, but wish he would have gotten more of it.
"I'm supposed to be planning a 5–year–old birthday party today, because Aidan is 5 on the 20th. I'm not supposed to be here, listening to the man who killed my son," Brock says.
Pierce will get credit for the 5 months he's already served, so it's likely he'll be out much sooner than 300 days.