A Texan man who has been released from prison for killing a man in a drunk driving incident will wear a sign made by the victim's mother that says 'I killed Aaron Coy Pennywell while driving drunk'.
Furthermore, Michael Giacona, 39, will have to wear the handmade sign at the exact scene of the accident that claimed the life of 20-year-old Pennywell.
Released from his 90-day prison sentence, Giacona's two year probation includes the decision made by Harris County Court-at-Law Judge Michael R. Fields for Giacona to sport the sign.
Admission of guilt: The sign that Michael Giacona will wear at a Houston intersection where he killed Aaron Coy Pennywell while driving under the influence of alcohol
The convicted drunk-driver will wear the 'I killed Aaron Coy Pennywell' sign on four consecutive Saturdays and the first Saturday he will be watched by the victim's distraught mother.
In addition to wearing the sign, Giacona will wear an ankle-monitoring device and have to keep a framed photograph of the victim in his home.
'Mr. Giacona, I have considered what the witnesses had to say. I have looked at the state’s exhibits and, and quite frankly, I am concerned about you and this decision to place you on shock probation,' said Fields according to the Houston'sKHOU.
Michael Giacona spent 90-days in prison for the deadly incident and will spend a further two years on probation
'You make me nervous, and the reason you make me nervous is I believe what the witnesses said about your behavior that evening: That you were, even after killing someone, still looking to get more alcohol. This is not your first DWI.'
This Saturday marks the first day that Giacona will have to wear the sign from 9a.m to 5 p.m at the scene of the crime.
Twenty-year old Aaron Coy Pennywell was killed in April of last year after being involved in an accident with drunk driver Michael Giacona
The wreck of Aaron Coy Pennywell's car shows the extent of the deadly crash that Michael Giacona caused while drunk in April last year
Aaron's mother Kaye Pennywell stands at the makeshift memorial she has created to her son at the spot where Michael Giacona will stand this Saturday wearing his sign
Giacona’s van crashed into Pennywell’s Mustang at the intersection of Huffmeister and Spring Cypress on June 25, 2011. Pennywell was thrown from his car and died at the accident.
Wholeheartedly agreeing with the special conditions of his probabtion, Kaye Pennywell, the victims mother fought back tears when asked what was the worst aspect of her sons death.
'It is not seeing his smiling face and him not being there for his brother.'
In: Regional News
Tags: drunk, driver, kills, boy, must wear sign, admitting, to it
Location: Houston, Texas, United States (load item map)
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