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BROCKTON – A West Bridgewater man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for causing the crash that killed a man in Brockton, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz.
Robert Kilday (DOB: 10/12/95) of West Bridgewater, pleaded guilty today to one count of Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle. Brockton Superior Court Judge Gregg J. Pasquale sentenced Kilday to serve 6-8 years in State Prison. The Commonwealth had requested that Kilday serve 8-12 years in State Prison.
At approximately 7:22 pm on June 15, 2018, Brockton Police received multiple 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle crash at 536 East Street. Brockton Police, Fire and Brewster EMS responded and found a two-vehicle crash involving a blue Ford F-150 truck driven by Kilday and a red Saturn sedan driven by 54-year-old Jorge Leite. Kilday was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Leite had to be extricated from his vehicle and was taken to Brockton Hospital before being transferred to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, where he succumbed to his injuries.
A crash investigation by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police found that Kilday was operating under the influence of narcotics and alcohol and driving recklessly at the time of the collision.
“Mr. Leite, a father of three children and devoted husband, was on his way home from work that day and, as was the routine every Friday, he stopped to pick up takeout food for his family,” DA Cruz said. “This defendant barreled into a residential neighborhood in excess of 90 miles per hour and struck Mr. Leite as he pulled into his driveway and while his family awaited his arrival at home, just feet away from the crash. I am hopeful that they can now start to find some peace.”
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian Fahy and was investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.