TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — A man has been sentenced to four years in prison and five years probation in the deadly hit-and-run in Towson back on New Year’s Eve two years ago.
John Marking, Jr., 35, was arrested in February 2020 and charged in connection with the crash.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases & 17 Deaths Reported Sunday
Tom Gluick was crossing Dulaney Valley Road near the Towson Town Center when an SUV, driven by Marking, hit him and left the scene.
Gluick, a former Johns Hopkins University professor, died from his injuries two weeks later.
His family said they do not feel justice was served.
“I feel robbed. We’ve waited for 388 days and I know there’s no justice because Tom will never be back,” Shelia Garrity, Gluick’s widow, said.READ MORE: 5-Year-Old Grazed By Bullet In Southwest Baltimore, Police Say
“The person that took his life hit him at full speed with his truck and left him to die, and never turned himself in,” she added.
Baltimore County Police were able to track down Marking. He eventually pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run and criminally negligent manslaughter.
Garrity was in the courtroom for the sentencing. She said it was the first time she saw the person responsible for killing the man she loved.
“I worried about this day,” Garrity said. “I saw him, I saw his wife, I feel for them. Their lives are ruined as well, but they’re still alive.”
She said she’s hoping this can provide some closure, and that others might learn a lesson from Gluick’s death.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: 1.5K New Cases & 17 Deaths Reported Saturday
“If all of us think before we get behind the wheel, not only if we’re taking a drink, but there’s your cell phone, just leave it there. No distracted driving,” Garrity said.