Charles Polevich, the man who killed Nicki Minaj’s father Robert Maraj in a hit-and-run last February has been sentenced to one year in jail.
Nicki’s father was hit while he was walking in the village of Mineola on Long Island, New York. Charles Polevich then fled the scene and hid his car.
“He’s absolutely aware of what happened,” Nassau Police Homicide Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick told CNN. “He got out of the car and he looked at the deceased, got into his car and made the conscious decision to leave. Instead of dialing 911, instead of calling an ambulance for the man, he went and went home and secreted his vehicle.”
Polevich was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an incident involving the death of a person and tampering with or suppressing physical evidence. He pleaded guilty to both.
“Mr. Polevich is extremely remorseful for any role he may have played in Mr. Maraj’s death. There are no allegations of substance use or abuse as causative of his conduct and it is our belief that a medical heart issue contributed to Mr. Polevich’s conduct,” Marc Gann, an attorney for Polevich, said in a statement.
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