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Michael Giacona Must Wear Sign Admitting He Killed Victim in DUI Crash

| by Michael Allen

On June 25, 2011, Michael Giacona ran a red light and hit 20-year-old Aaron Coy Pennywell, while driving under the influence in Houston, Texas.

Pennywell was thrown from his car. When paramedics arrived at the scene, he was already dead.

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Giacona served 90 days in prison, but Harris County Court-at-Law Judge Michael R. Fields also ordered Giacona to wear a sign, made by the victim's mother, that says "I killed Aaron Coy Pennywell while driving drunk "during four consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the scene of the crime.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Giacona must also wear an alcohol monitoring device on his ankle and display a framed photograph of Pennywell’s destroyed car in his living room.

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Saturday was the first day that Giacona had to stand on the corner of the crash site, wearing the sign.

(Michael Giacona)

 


(Aaron Coy Pennywell)