The driver who killed Nicki Minaj’s father in a hit-and-run was sentenced to one year in prison.
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Nicki Minaj’s father sentenced to one year in prison
Charles Polevich, the driver responsible for the death of Nicky Minaj’s father, Robert Marage, was sentenced on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
The old man was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 with a six-month license suspension.
Polevich pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run case in May 2022. Nevertheless, he was charged with leaving the scene of the accident. A 71-year-old man was also charged with falsifying physical evidence.
Polevich was originally sentenced to seven years in prison, but Nassau County Judge Howard Sturim decided to take him easy because he had no prior criminal record.
A Guam native hit and killed Marajie with his car while walking on Long Island in February 2021. Moreover, Polevich fled the scene despite initially stopping and finding a man seriously injured.
However, he surrendered to the police five days after the accident.
Lieutenant Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Police Department referred to the incident at a press conference at the time.
‘(Polevich) got out of the car, looked at the deceased, got into the car, called 911, and consciously decided to leave without calling an ambulance. He went to his house and hid his car.’
Nicki Minaj fans react to Charles Polevich’s sentencing
Nicki Minaj’s fans were not impressed by the court’s ruling. They used social media to express their frustration.
One fan joked that he had “attempted first-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in one year.” I’m not a judge, but don’t you think you should be incarcerated for at least 10 years #GodT.’
On the other hand, someone else said, ‘If your parents are murdered and the killer gets a year in prison. I will definitely be waiting for that person’s release date.
This is pathological. One year to describe a person in k words. Nikiss’s father was a 3-year-old father, his wife’s husband, someone’s younger brother, someone’s son and everything he gets for telling him is a year in prison? He deserves life in prison for taking his life!
— Ryana♧ (@CURRYMUNCHONIKA) August 3, 2022
If my parents were murdered and the murderer was sentenced to a year in prison…I would definitely be waiting for that person to be released.
— Conqueror (@rufflle) August 3, 2022
Besides, someone said ‘only one year???? Wow, only 6 months of license suspension? Now if he goes and does another hit and run, I blame the system. How would you give a year to a man who hit and killed someone and drove away right away?’
1 year only???? Wow, only 6 months of license suspension? Now if he goes and does another hit and run, I blame the system. How can you give a year to someone who beats someone to death and goes away right away?
— sav (@savskiiii) August 3, 2022