Judge Sentences Greeley Teen Who Pleaded Guilty In Hit-And-Run Case

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#1 Feb 29, 2008
http://cbs4denver.com/local/manzo.greeley.her...

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Mike Hooker GREELEY, Colo.(CBS4) ― Family members of a Greeley girl who was run over and killed by a 15-year-old boy in a car spoke out in court at the teen's sentencing Friday.

Carlos Manzo will serve time for killing 9-year-old Jasmine Manriquez-Hernandez last August. As part of his plea agreement, he will serve 6 years in a youthful offender system. If he completes that successfully, he will not have to serve 6 more years behind bars.

Manzo pleaded guilty last month to three counts: vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

Last August Manzo backed over Hernandez and her cousin with his father's car while squealing the tires in front of neighborhood children, according to police. He wasn't driving the truck with his parents' permission. The victim's cousin survived.

Manzo fled the scene of the crash. He was later arrested at home.

Manriquez-Hernandez' mother Carla expressed her grief at losing her daughter in the courtroom Friday.

"I knew how everybody felt. I wanted to throw myself in there with her. Because I knew that was the last time that I was going to see her beautiful body and her beautiful hair," Carla Manriquez-Hernandez said.

Several family members of the victims said in court that they forgive Manzo for what he did.

Remember this kid?

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#2 Feb 29, 2008
Channel 7 has a better story.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/15454262...

GREELEY, Colo.-- A 15-year-old Greeley teen was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for running over a 9-year-old girl with a truck he had taken from his father without permission.

Carlos Manzo pleaded guilty last month for a crash that killed Jasmine Manriquez and hurt her 9-year-old cousin Ibeth Rodriguez.

He was sentenced to prison, but that sentence will be suspended if he successfully completes six years in a the Youthful Offender System, the Weld County District Attorney said.
On Aug. 27, 2007, the girls were playing in front of their home on when they were backed over. Witnesses said they saw Manzo squealing the truck's tires in forward and reverse when he backed over the girls. Manzo, who fled the scene, was later contacted and arrested at his home.

Jasmine's mother made a tearful plea in court.

"Two days before she passed away she was dancing and dancing. She looked at me and she told me,'Am I always going to be your baby?' I looked at her and I said,'You're always going to be my baby.' I want him to know what he caused. It's not the 50 years (in prison) I just want him to realize that if that day, if he would have been careful, she still would have been here with me," said Carla Manriquez-Hernandez.

"I will never know what she's going to look like in five years. I miss putting my little girl to sleep. I miss touching her. I miss hugging her. I just wish that he would really say sorry to my little girl when we get to heaven. And that he straightens his life out when he gets out. Don't take it as just something little that happens. No, it's something big," she said, sobbing.

Because of the severity of the case, Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. Buck charged Manzo as an adult.

As part of a plea deal that would allow him to serve his time in juvenile detention, Manzo pleaded guilty on Jan. 30, 2008, to three felonies -- vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

"When he gets out, he'll be young and he'll have his life. I just want everybody to know that at Christmas, that's where we'll be -- the cemetary," Manriquez-Hernandez said.

Being charged as an adult, and he only got 12 years??? But if he successfully completes six years in a the Youthful Offender System. What? Huh?
karla msnriquez

El Monte, CA

#3 Oct 14, 2013
I'm so sad I didnt realize I coud look up informacion on my lil angels....death I never wanted to know or read or even see his face today was the first ti
E fir me I don't remember him not the court I need help I miss my baby so much
karla msnriquez

United States

#4 Oct 14, 2013
I frozewhen I heard the tires screaching I heard my sister yell noooooooo!!!!!! I ran n ran I couldn't run fast enough I couldn't run fast I asked God for one thing ...wings give me wings so I can save my lil girl ill give u my heart my life my soul plz don't take my baby....,...
karla manriquez

United States

#5 Oct 14, 2013
I held my baby in my arms I looked up at heaven plz God plz don't take my baby my son Sergio came holding my lil boy Victor n said is my sister ok I covered my lil girls face n said to him yes mijo t
karla manriquez

El Monte, CA

#6 Oct 14, 2013
Yes she's ok take ur brother over there go I closed her eyes I knew I knew she had left me I kissed her baby don't leave me God where r u I love u. Baby wake up wake up u have to shower for school we have so much to do bedtime story baby wake up
karla manriquez

El Monte, CA

#7 Oct 14, 2013
I rememberd n I lost my memory a neighboran older man just him around me I looked up tears falling I said plz help me bring my baby back I want to know know more what happen that day I want to see that man again he brought peace in my hearth thank u ......
Unkwon

Denver, CO

#8 Dec 2, 2013
I had a family member that passed away as well, but with time I have learned that not because someone commits a crime means that they are bad people. They are not to be forgiven or forgotten, but at the end of the day many deaths are caused by honest accidents where the offender did not wake up thinking he would commit such thing. Peace is what is needed to find a way to continue life.
Joseph

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Jan 29, 2014
karla manriquez wrote:
I rememberd n I lost my memory a neighboran older man just him around me I looked up tears falling I said plz help me bring my baby back I want to know know more what happen that day I want to see that man again he brought peace in my hearth thank u ......

If you read this, I was one of jasmines friend. I would like to get in touch with Sergio, the small one?

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