- City Of Austin IT Worker Charged With Stealing Equipment
- Houston DJ Arrested In NW Austin For Alleged Home Invasion
- APD: Downtown Austin DWI Suspect Had BAC 4 Times Legal Limit
- Reward offered for arrest of sex offender who escaped Houston facility
- Parents React To Baby Carjacking In Austin
- Investigators find huge psychedelic mushroom grow operation in a house
- Man Steals Car With Baby Inside
- Food Trucks Band Together To Catch Thief
- Dashcam Video Released Of Man Shooting At New Braunfels Police Officers
- Woman Found Dead From Gunshot Wound At Pflugerville Home Identified
- APD Searching For Cigarette Burglary Suspect
- Adding Officers, Building Relationships Could Help Austin Property Crime Problem
- Police On The Hunt For Truck Wheel Thieves
- APD Looking For Owner Of Stolen East Austin Bicycle
- Austin Dad Accused Of Driving Son To School While Drunk
- Nicaraguan Man Set To Be Executed In Texas Gets Reprieve
- Police Identify Robbery Suspects Targeting Women In Downtown Austin
- New Braunfels Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
- APD Investigates Rash Of Cat Mutilation Cases In South Austin
- Graffiti Vandals Targeting Lakeway Business
- 70lbs Of Marijuana Seized After Fayette Co. Traffic Stop
- Tickets Adding Up At Austin's Don't Block The Box Intersections
- UT student assaulted outside residence hall early Sunday morning
- Capitol Arson Suspect Brought Back To Texas
- 9 Months Pregnant Mother Helps Police Catch Burglar
- An Old Driver's License Can Be Dangerous To Leave Around
- Ex-Con Missing After Harassing Women, Violating Parole
- ICE Arrests 61 Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Convictions
- Austin Woman Confronts, Tackles Unknown Man In Her Home
- Arson Suspected In East Austin Boarding House Fire
- Wells Fargo Bank Robbed In SW Austin
- Texas Man Again Convicted In 1976 Bus Attendant Slaying
- College Women, Including In Austin, Targeted In Prostitution Ring
- Robbery Suspect Shot By TCSO Deputy Identified
- Woman Hits Teen With Car, Drives Away Thinking It Was Prank
- TCSO: Screaming Woman Busted With PCP At Apartment Complex Pool
- VonTrey Clark Could Be Back In Texas Soon
- Robbery Suspect Shot By Deputy In North Travis Co.
- Meagan Work's Defense Team Focus On Her Medical Condition
- Competitive knife thrower arrested for bringing knife into Austin courthouse
- APD: Pest Control Worker Tried To Expose Himself To Teen Girl During Service Call
- Former WilCo Judge Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison
- Former AISD Teacher Accepts 25 Year Plea Deal For Sexual Assault
- Victim Speaks On Downtown Robberies
- Search Warrant Issued For VonTrey Clark's Locker
- Police: Stranger Follows Woman And Assaults Her At Home
- Police now looking for three suspects in downtown Austin robberies
- Austin Company Has Your Back When Busting A Car Window To Save Children, Pets
- Police: Round Rock Mom Leaves Kids Alone In Car For 40 Minutes
- APD Searching For Downtown Austin Aggravated Assault Suspects
Man Sentenced In Fatal Hit-and-Run Of Deaf Jogger
Updated: Tuesday, June 10 2014, 06:11 PM CDT
A Travis County judge sentenced Roman Turullos-Gonzalez (pictured) to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine in the fatal hit-and-run trial of a deaf jogger.
Judge David Wahlberg explained he could only serve six months if he shows good behavior behind bars.
Back in June of 2012 Turullos-Gonzalez hit Mark Gobble, a deaf father of two, while he was jogging on Slaughter Lane in Southwest Austin.
"I can't even start to apologize for what I did to your family," said Turullos-Gonzalez, who took the stand Tuesday in his defense.
He shed tears, pleading to the judge that he could change. He explained what he did the night before he hit Gobble.
"We smoked some synthetic marijuana and had a few beers," said Turullos-Gonzalez.
He also told the courtroom what happened after the wreck.
"I went up to him and shook him said, 'sir, are you okay?'" said Turullos-Gonzalez, "I ran in the woods towards my neighborhood. I grew up there so I knew the area. I found a drainage ditch, hid there for about 12 to 13 hours."
Three days later he turned himself in.
At the time Turullos-Gonzalez was on probation for possession of cocaine. The state argued while out on bond he continued to abuse drugs.
"I smoked marijuana during this case, which I know I shouldn't have," admitted Turullos-Gonzalez.
Now two years later Gobble's family heard his punishment.
"While no one can tell me what Mark would want, I am forced to use my intuition," said Judge Wahlberg, "I hereby assess your punishment at a term of 10 years in the institutional division."
On December 12 Judge Wahlberg will see Turullos-Gonzalez for a shock probation hearing.
The judge could award him deferred adjudication meaning he could serve the rest of his nine and a half year sentence on probation.
Gobble's wife Leslie Hussey, also deaf, doesn't know what to think about the decision.
"I'm going to go home and be with my kids and try to move forward," she said.
Others like Bart Griffin, the father of Courtney who was hit by Gabriel Nestande, says Travis County is sending the wrong message.
"He's demonstrated he is a mess, he probably isn't likely to get better. For the judge to be that lenient on him in my opinion is a travesty," said Griffin.
Until the probation hearing, Turullos-Gonzalez's fate rests in his own hands.
(Photo from the Austin Police Department.)