SCHOHARIE, N.Y. – Nauman Hussain has been handed a five to 15-year prison sentence following emotional victim impact statements delivered in Schoharie County Court on Wednesday. On May 17, Hussain was found guilty on 20 counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in connection with the tragic 2018 limousine crash that claimed the lives of 20 individuals.
Judge Peter Lynch imposed a maximum of 15 years and a minimum of five years for each of the 20 counts, with the terms to be served concurrently. Hussain was immediately taken into police custody, while his defense attorney, Lee Kindlon, intends to file an appeal to preserve his client’s appellate rights.
The families of the crash victims have been awaiting this sentence for nearly five years. While the trial was projected to last weeks, the jury reached a verdict on just the second day of deliberations. However, the families expressed a sense of incomplete justice, hoping for further accountability from Mavis Discount Tire, the company responsible for servicing the ill-fated limousine. As a result, the Saratoga County District Attorney has initiated an investigation into Mavis Discount Tire.
Stay updated on the latest developments as the legal proceedings surrounding the limousine crash continue to unfold.