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Motorist who killed UC football player asks family for forgiveness

Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore (FOX19 NOW/file) Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore (FOX19 NOW/file)
Sherry Martin in court for her sentencing Monday. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham) Sherry Martin in court for her sentencing Monday. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The motorist charged with hitting and killing a University of Cincinnati football player on his motorcycle begged his family for forgiveness Monday.

Sherry Martin said she had her left hand signal on in a construction area and thought someone waved her on. But her 2004 Honda Element hit 19-year-old Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore's bike Sept. 25on Vine Street at Forest Avenue near the Cincinnati Zoo.

The redshirt freshman walk-on who was added to UC's football roster after the first game, was pronounced dead at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He graduated from Lakota East High School in 2013.

Martin was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

At the time, Cincinnati police said she failed to yield to the right-of-way when turning into a parking lot. She was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in April.

On Monday, his relatives said they forgave her, and Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Richard Bernat sentenced her to 90 days in jail. 

He suspended all but five days and gave her credit for one day already served. She will serve the remaining four days starting on Sept. 25 and loses her driver's license for two years.

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