‘I really didn’t mean it’: New York driver with 160 traffic violations offers emotionless apology as he is convicted of crash that killed three-month-old baby girl and injured her mother
- Tyrik Mott, 30, told Brooklyn Supreme Court he ‘really didn’t mean it’ after being sentenced to nine years
- He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, attempted robbery, reckless driving and other counts.
A New York driver with 160 traffic violations has issued an emotionless apology as he was convicted in a crash that killed a three-month-old baby girl and injured her mother.
Tyrik Mott, 30, told Brooklyn Supreme Court he “really doesn’t mean it” after being sentenced to nine years for killing baby Apolline Mong Guillemin in September 2021.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, attempted robbery, reckless driving and other charges and accepted a plea deal – turning his potential 15 years in prison into a nine-year sentence.
He told court on Wednesday: ‘I’m just sorry for everything I’ve done. I’m sorry for all the hurt I’ve caused. I really didn’t mean it, ”reports NYPost.
Tyrik Mott, 30, told Brooklyn Supreme Court he ‘really doesn’t mean it’ after being sentenced to nine years for killing baby Apolline Mong Guillemin in September 2021
One of the cars slammed into the curb, hitting a stroller with a three-month-old baby inside who was being pushed by her mother. The child is dead
Mott wore gray sweatpants and a black hoodie for his audition. He had not been held in jail since the incident, as he posted $150,000 bond in February 2022.
The killer tried to ask for more time before being sentenced, but could not give a reason for it when the judge asked.
The fatal crash took place on September 11, 2021, when Mott was walking away from police after failing to stop at a red light, taking the wrong path on Gates Avenue and crashing into a car.
The collision sent the two cars onto the sidewalk where Julien Mong and Marion Guillemin were pushing their daughter’s stroller, hitting them.
After the crash, Mott attempted to steal a 2020 Hyundai from a 41-year-old man in an attempt to get away, prosecutors said during his arraignment hearing at the time.
Mott had been arrested three times before and had his license suspended.
Police say Tyrik Mott, 30, ran a red light at night from Clinton Hill and took the wrong way down a street before crashing into a black 2020 Honda Civic
Mott pleaded guilty to manslaughter, attempted robbery, reckless driving and other charges
He’s also had 91 school zone speeding violations since 2017, including 35 for 2021, according to Eric Adams.
During his arrest, he reportedly asked officers if he could just get away with a ticket.
The parents claimed they both needed surgery after the accident, with Guillemin permanently disfigured and suffering from a traumatic brain injury.
In 2022, they filed a lawsuit against the city and Mott, who pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges, with the parents arguing the city violated its own careless driver liability law.
The 2020 law allows police to seize any car with at least 15 speed camera tickets or five red light tickets for a 12-month period, which would apply to Mott as he has racked up 160 traffic violations since June 2017, including 35 for speeding in school zones.