Sentencing was held in Circuit Court on Wednesday for the Makaha man accused of killing a toddler while driving drunk.
A plea agreement will put Potasi Uta, Jr. in prison for a very long time.
But, the attorney for the victim's family said no amount of jail time would be enough to make up for their loss.
"I can only hope that in the process of their healing, they can forgive me for what I've done," said Uta, 44, expressing deep remorse in court for the deadly decision he made that night in March.
Uta was behind the wheel when he plowed into the Brown family as they sat at a Makaha bus stop.
Three-year-old Ashton Brown was killed; four others in the family were seriously injured.
"If there was a way I could bring this baby back, I would," said Uta.
In a plea deal, Uta will serve 20 years in prison.
"I don’t think losing a 3-year-old son that any amount of time is going to be enough," said deputy prosecutor Kaina Awong.
The Brown family was not in court for the hearing.
According to Awong they moved to the mainland and remain, in his words, "decimated" over their loss despite consenting to the plea agreement.
"And I understand that, so I don’t know if I would use 'agreement,'" said Awong.
Uta said he was just getting his life back in order after being released on parole for a burglary conviction just days before the tragedy.
He was drinking at a family party before the crash.
In court, Uta apologized to the Brown family and his own family, and told the judge he hopes to help others avoid the same type of suffering he has caused.
"My hope is to help others as to not make the same mistake so innocent lives won't have to suffer because of bad choices," said Uta.
Uta will begin serving the 20 year plea deal after completing the remaining sentence for his burglary conviction.