THE REAL JUDGE’S VERDICT
After eight hours, the jury found Ronald Gasser, 56, not guilty of murder, but guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. On 15 March this year, Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
‘Let this be a cautionary tale for all drivers,’ she said.
Mcknight’s sister Johanna and mother Jennifer wept as the sentence was declared.
‘To you, it might have seemed like an insignificant life to take, but it wasn’t,’ said Jennifer.
Meanwhile, this March, Gasser’s lawyers filed paperwork to appeal the conviction and to request a reduction in Gasser’s sentence.