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Shelton man gets one year for fatal hit and run

November 8, 2018

DERBY - A Shelton man was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for the hit and run crash that killed a Shelton woman in 2016.

William Donofrio, 27, pleaded guilty to evading responsibility and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Karen Sequino to six years, suspended after he serves one year in prison and followed by five years’ probation.

“We apologized to the family of the victim. My client was young, naive and got scared but he has accepted responsibility for what occurred,” Donofrio’s lawyer, Edward Gavin, said later.

In her sentencing remarks the judge credited the fact that Donofrio had no prior criminal record and cooperated with police.

On May 11, 2016, 54-year-old Teresa Glossy was struck in the crosswalk at the intersection of Howe Avenue and Hill Street by Donofrio who then drove away.

Glossy was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said Donofrio later confessed to hitting Glossy and said he fled the scene because he was scared.

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