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Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009
|Elderly driver pleads guilty in heroic crossing
An 87-year-old stroke survivor pleaded guilty this afternoon to mowing down an
on-duty Boston crossing guard last fall as she was helping children get to
|Boston Herald Staff Writer
Anis Cazeau of Dorchester was sentenced to three years probation by Suffolk
Superior Court Judge John C. Cratsley for hitting Marie Conley, 58, in a
crosswalk outside the Mather Elementary School on Oct. 21 as she selflessly
saved the life of a 10-year-old boy.
Conley, a grandmother and the sister of Boston Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Finn,
died soon afterward from her injuries. At the time, her son Christopher Conley,
a Marine Corps lance corporal, had just been deployed to Iraq.
Still pending is a $5 million wrongful death suit Conley's family hit Cazeau
with in February. No trial date has been set.
Cazeau's 23-year history of driving infractions had included five crashes and
failing to yield to a pedestrian.
Two years of his probation will be supervised and he agreed to not seek
reinstatement of his license while on probation.
f I could get her back I would, Cazeau said today in court as members of
Conley's family looked on and cried.
Conley's son, Jim, said after the family agreed is was pointlessŁ to lock the
elderly man up.
If it was my grandmother driving, I wouldn't want to send her to jail, the son
told the Herald.
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