A Marietta mother may serve more time than the driver who hit and killed her 4-year-old son. She was jaywalking. There wasn't a crosswalk for a half a mile. Convicted of: Homicide by vehicle in the second degree Crossing roadway elsewhere than at crosswalk Reckless conduct No reduction in charges. Faces 3 years when sentenced July 26th. The driver who admitted hitting the child pled guilty to hit-and-run and served a 6-month sentence. He had two previous hit and run convictions, had been drinking, was on painkillers and was blind in one eye. Originally charged with: Hit and run First degree homicide by vehicle Cruelty to children. Charges were reduced to just the hit and run charge. http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/pedestrian-convicted-of-vehicular-1014879.html During the hearing, Nelson claimed she and her children were waiting on the median to cross the busy four-lane road when her son ran out into traffic. Residents at the family's apartment block have long complained that the road is dangerous, saying the nearest crosswalk is half-a-mile away. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-crossed-road-wrong-place--died-hit-run.html No, they didn't put in another cross walk closer for those who are wondering the obvious.