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Family angered by sentencing delay in fatal hit-and-run

Chantel Andrade pleated guilty to a deadly hit-and-run crash on the H-1 Freeway. Chantel Andrade pleated guilty to a deadly hit-and-run crash on the H-1 Freeway.
The victim's mother, Sharon Jantoc, said the sentencing delay further hurts her family. The victim's mother, Sharon Jantoc, said the sentencing delay further hurts her family.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Circuit Court judge on Wednesday postponed the sentencing of a Kalihi woman who admitted she fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a motorcyclist last April.

Judge Dean Ochiai granted Chantel Andrade's request to complete a Salvation Army treatment program before she's sentenced. Her treatment at Women's Way goes through September.

Last April, 25-year-old Keith Jantoc was riding on his motorcycle on the H-1 near Waikele when he was hit by Andrade's SUV. Andrade, 41, subsequently pleaded guilty to fleeing the scene of the crash, which killed Jantoc.

Jantoc's family is devastated by the delay.

"I just wanted justice for my son," Sharon Jantoc said. "This just hurts us. We thought we could at least get justice today."

Jantoc's uncle, Eiichi Jumawan, said he's worried about further delays.

"I think the judge got it wrong," he said.

Andrade, 41, faces up to 11 years in prison.

Deputy public defender Donovan Odo told the judge the treatment program would put Andrade "in a better position before the court."

Ochiai agreed, saying he wants Andrade "to be assured that she understands the severity of the charges that she is facing."

Andrade has a history of traffic-related arrests. After her arrest, she was released pending investigation, but was later captured on the Big Island after being on the run.

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