Itís been more than a year since Glen Rose resident Cody Day, 42, was killed during an altercation in the parking lot of Boot Scootin,í a private club reportedly owned by the victimís sister.
But last week, the man who pleaded guilty to running over and fatally injuring Day learned his punishment.
Colin Hammett, 25, of Longview, was originally charged with seven counts stemming from the incident, but in March pleaded guilty to three, including intoxication manslaughter, assault, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Hammett was sentenced to 10 years shock probation for the manslaughter charge, meaning he will be eligible for probation after serving 175 days in the penitentiary if he exhibits good behavior. He was also given a 10-year probated sentence on the other charges. He was represented by Stephenville attorney Garry Lewellen.
Hammett was accused of running over Day with his pickup in the early morning hours of Feb. 2, 2007, during an altercation that started inside a private club, then moved outside to the parking lot.
According to previous reports, the altercation involved several Glen Rose residents and out-of-towners.
One day after Hammettís sentencing, Dayís family and friends gathered at Rodeo Hill Park to remember him. Day served his community for more than 20 years as a volunteer firefighter and employee of Somervell County. A fire engine red bench was placed in the park to honor his memory.