The man responsible for killing a 24-year-old Winnipeg woman in a hit and run has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Dozens of friends and family members packed a Winnipeg courtroom Wednesday as Judge Kael McKenzie read out the sentence for Tyler Scott Goodman, 30, who pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and failing to stop at the scene of the crash that killed Jordyn Reimer.
McKenzie handed down a six-year sentence for the impaired driving causing death charge and an additional one-year sentence for failing to stop at the scene. Goodman will serve these sentences one after the other.
The judge said no sentence the court can impose would be enough to match the value of a life.
“The taking of a life by crime is immeasurable,” he said.
Goodman is also banned from driving for more than eight years after his sentence is complete.
After the sentence was read aloud, Reimer’s mother stood up and shouted out that the sentence was “garbage,” before breaking down and leaving the court in tears.