Armitage found guilty in hit and run crash killing Kaulana Werner
Myisha Lee Armitage was found guilty in the hit and run accident that killed Kaulana Werner back in 2016.
The jury deliberated for hours Thursday before they came to their final decision -- guilty of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.
According to prosecutors, she faces a possible 10 years behind bars over the deadly hit and run crash that happened on Farrington Highway in Nankuli -- fronting the Werner's home. He died in his father's arms.
Members of their family brought a box engraved with Kaulana's name go court every day of his trial.
"What my entire family has gone through for the past three years and four months -- it was agony, it was painful, and we don't wish this upon anybody," said Ed Werner, Kaulana's father.
Ed Werner also thanked the justice system saying it worked.
Prosecutors asked for her bond to be revoked, but the judge denied that request. Her sentencing is set for November 1.
Armitage took the stand Wednesday, and was stoic for most of her roughly 45-minute testimony until she was asked about her experience in the weeks and months after the crash.
"I would just stay in my room all day and cut myself. I tried to kill myself twice," Armitage said.
Armitage also admitted to drinking the night of the crash. On the stand Wednesday she said that she drank one tequila shot and one mai tai hours before the crash. The night of -- she told officers she "blacked out" and drank eight beers.
"Kaulana's Law" passed in wake of this, and allows judges to give harsher sentences to drivers who do not pull over and render aid after hitting someone.
Armitage's car was allegedly pulled over almost one whole mile away from where the crash happened.