Union County Father Gets Six Months Behind Bars For Accidental Death
A Union County man who accidentally ran over his 4-year-old son with a van has been sentenced to six months in jail, most of which he's already served.
Natividad de Jesus Hernandez pleaded guilty to forgery and a misdemeanor count linked to vehicular manslaughter in January, more than two years after the December 2013 accident.
A Union County judge on Monday sentenced the 32-year-old father to 180 days in jail. He'd served 167. He also faces five years of probation.
Investigators say Hernandez is from El Salvador and used a permanent resident card with someone else's registration number. Questions about his immigration status remain unresolved.
His attorney says the heartbroken man will seek a way to stay in the United States legally.