GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Emotions were high in court Friday.
When Anthony Margadonna's sentence was read, Jenny Alvezios broke down.
"I don't think it's fair. My son was killed. I'll never have him again and that man's only going to do 5 years. It's not right," she said.
Margadonna was sentenced in connection with the death of Jenny's son, Brian. He was given 5 years and 10-years drug offender probation.
It all started on November 26, 2011, when Margadonna hit the teenager along Branan Field Road. It was cold and dark and Brian didn't have reflectors on the bike he was riding.
Margadonna told police he hit something just seconds after the car in front of him swerved, but he didn't know what. Since he kept driving and didn't stop, he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death.
"According to the testimony that was heard and the Florida Highway Patrol, it was basically impossible to see this child riding on the side of the road," defense attorney Robert Shafer said.
A reenactment video was shown, impact statements were read and Margadonna read a letter of apology.
Judge Don Lester took all that into account before making his decision, but the fact remained: no evidence could prove Margadonna killed Brian.
Alvezios says her boy loved video games and had dreams of becoming a chef. She believes their pain will remain a lifetime, and hopes Margadonna never forgets it.
"I've had the hardest year of my whole life. It will never be the same. My life has been destroyed from this man and now I have to go on with just a 5-year sentence. I'm not happy about it," she said.
Margadonna will get credit for timed served. He's already been behind bars for a little more than 400 days, so he'll only serve around 4 years.
Since Brian's death, changes have been made to Branan Field Road. There are talks of adding bike lanes and turnoff ramps for drivers.