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Child Killed, Man Charged With Reckless Homicide

Posted on in Drug Crimes

Prosecutors claim that 50 year old David Hatyina had been using alcohol and cocaine before driving a boat that struck and killed a 10 year old boy onPetiteLake. Hatyina has been charged with five counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol that resulted in death, and two counts of reckless homicide in the July 28 death of Tony Borcia.

The young boy and his 12 year old sister had been tubing behind a boat their father was driving. Waves caused the boy to fall off the tube and into the lake. His father turned the boat around to pick him up, but Hatyina appeared with his 29-foot Baja speed boat, driving it right towards Tony, ignoring attempts from the boy’s older siblings to get his attention to stop. Instead, Hatyina kept on driving and plowed his boat into the boy, killing him.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Blood samples showed that Hatyina had taken cocaine just hours before the accident and that his blood alcohol content was between .09 percent and .128 percent at the time of the crash. Witnesses told police that before the accident, Hatyina had been speeding his boat on the lake and had almost caused several accidents with his reckless driving.

Hatyina’s bond has been set at $1 million.  After the hearing, a written statement was released by the family, “Our beloved 10-year-old baby boy, Tony Borcia, was at one moment enjoying a fun-filled afternoon with his family, smiling, laughing and having the time of his life. The next moment, he was taken from us forever.”

If convicted of these crimes, the defendant could receive an extensive prison sentence. If you are charged with a serious crime, retain the services of a defense attorney in Oak Brook, Illinois. Drug crime convictions are tricky, and can often be construed or misused in court. Our Oak Brook criminal defense lawyers have experience dealing with criminal defense and drug crimes. Contact us today!

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