Man sentenced to 40 years following deadly daycare crash

A convicted drug dealer who crashed into another car, sending it flying into a Winter Park daycare, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison as a result of that crash.   A 4-year-old girl was killed and several other children were injured in the April 2014 incident at the Goldenrod Road KinderCare.

Robert Corchado kept his composure as he listened to witnesses, including emotional testimony from the mother of Lily Quintus.

"On April 9th, Robert Corchado caused an accident that resulted numerous injuries and the death of my daughter Lily," said Nicole Quintus.  "Because of the seriousness of the crash and the presence of narcotics in his vehicle, he drove away to let my little girl die."

It wasn't until his wife testified that Corchado broke down.

"Robert is an amazing dad and a loving husband who could never be replaced by anybody," said Ashley Hunsinger.

Corchado asked for mercy from the judge and he apologized to Lily's family.  He asked for forgiveness.

"I would like to ask you in the future, if you have it in your hearts, to have forgiveness for me and not to hold it against me," said Corchado, "because I really didn't know the other car went into the day care."

Lily's family had asked the judge to put Corchado away for life, so he wouldn't have the opportunity to kill anyone else, but that wasn't an option. However, state prosecutors convinced the judge that Corchado is a habitual felony offender who qualified for the maximum sentence.


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