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Man sentenced for deadly hit-and-run

Killed a disabled Buffalo man
Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 12:32:20-05

A Buffalo man who admitted to hitting and killing a disabled pedestrian and driving away was sentenced Wednesday.

54-year-old Wade Sanders will spend 1 2/3 years to five years in prison.

Sanders was driving an SUV on Bailey Avenue back in May when he hit 60-year-old Arthur Redrick who was crossing Bailey Avenue at Lang Avenue. Sanders immediately left the scene without stopping.

Police found the SUV a few days later on Fox Street and connected Sanders to the vehicle.

Sanders later confessed to being the driver that hit and killed Redrick, saying he did not come forward sooner because he was scared.

During the sentencing, Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case said there was no excuse for Sanders' behavior.

“I don’t understand these cases. Stop the damn car and check,” said Judge Case. "Decency requires that you stop the car and help."

Sanders apologized to Redrick's family for the suffering his actions have caused them, but Redrick's family members say they're not accepting his apology.

"I don't think he's remorseful," said Redrick's niece, Tanika Lucas. "I don't accept his apology that he gave in court. I don't think there was any feeling of anything there. It was just something to say because he was in front of the judge."