TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — 20-year-old Mzi Ncube was killed while trying to cross the road back in December 2018.

Monday in court, the man charged in the incident, Man Gurung, pleaded guilty to failing to stop at a vehicle collision involving a fatality.

A long-time friend of Ncube, Gabby Torres came to court Monday to see Gurung.

“I guess I wanted to just see how I felt being there, um, and I’m still in the process of forgiving him.” Torres said.

Police arrested Gurung after days of searching for the Toyota Tundra that struck Mzi while he was crossing North Charles Street back on the night of December 8.

The Towson University student died after the vehicle left the scene. While Gurung plead guilty to failing to stop at a vehicle collision involving a fatality.

Torres said the plea did not make her feel any better.

“He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene and I feel like it was a lot more. Like it was more than just an accident like he took an innocent young man’s life,” Torres said.

Mzimazisi Ncube (Courtesy: Ncube family)

Mzi’s family members did not attend Monday’s court proceedings. Torres said they are all very hurt but have been trying to move on and have been forgiving.

“They have a very strong faith and I think they were more on the forgiving side and just wanted the faith to take care of it,” Torres said.

Gurung is currently on home detention and faces up to five years in prison. He’s set to be sentenced on December 13.

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