Todd Shaw receives maximum sentence; Faces victim's family - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Clermont Co. man receives maximum sentence; Faces victim's emotional family

Todd Shaw, from Clermont Co. Todd Shaw, from Clermont Co.
CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Country Day English teacher Deborah Floyd prides herself on always having the right words for every occasion.  Today, Floyd was at a loss for words.
 
"There are no words," Floyd told a Clermont County judge who was deciding the fate of 51-year old Todd Shaw, the man responsible for Floyd's husband's death.
 
At Shaw's sentencing, Deborah Floyd shared her love story and her broken heart between sobs.
 
"I waited a lifetime to find the kind of true selfless love I had with Fred Carey.  We were only married four months when he was killed," Floyd told the judge and a courtroom full of people.
 
On February 21st of this year, 51-year old Fred Carey was riding his bike from his parents farm to his home.  He was rounding a bend on Roundbottom Road in Union Township when he was struck by a van driven by Shaw.

Shaw admitted he had seen Carey on the bike up ahead, looked down at his phone, then struck him. He fled the scene.
 
Prosecutors say Shaw, who has seven prior drunk driving charges, had spent the prior eight hours drinking at two different bars.
 
"He never made it home because another man chose to spend the day drinking," Floyd said.
 
Last month, Shaw entered a plea deal to avoid a trial.  Today, he faced his victim's family for the first time.
 
"I hope that someday you can find it in your hearts to forgive me for what I have done. Just want to say I am truly, truly sorry," Shaw told Carey's family.
 
Shaw was sentenced to 9.5 years behind bars.  As part of his sentence, he will never be able to drive again.

Related: Suspect arrested for fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist

Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 10:03:13 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:55:26 GMT
    A vaccination campaign continues in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. (Source: (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)A vaccination campaign continues in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. (Source: (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)

    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths, as vaccinations continue.

    Full Story >

    Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths, as vaccinations continue.

    Full Story >
  • The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

    The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:23:24 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:55:48 GMT

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with...

    Full Story >

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump.

    Full Story >
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

    Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 09:23:12 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:53:34 GMT
    A gradual strengthening is expected through the weekend as Alberto moves north. (Source: NOAA/CIRA/RAMMB/CNN)A gradual strengthening is expected through the weekend as Alberto moves north. (Source: NOAA/CIRA/RAMMB/CNN)

    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.

    Full Story >

    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly