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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.

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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This judge looked an inmate square in the eyes and did something that left the entire courtroom in tears:

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)