HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kalihi woman who admitted she fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident that killed a motorcyclist has been sentenced to a maximum 10 years behind bars.
40-year-old Chantel Andrade was sentenced Tuesday in state Circuit Court.
In April 2015, 25-year-old Keith Jantoc was riding his motorcycle on the H-1 near Waikele when he was hit and dragged for nearly half-a-mile by Andrade's SUV, which she nicknamed "Da Beast."
"I asked her why didn't she stop to help my son, as if she would want me to do the same if it was her child," said Sharon Jantoc, Keith's mother.
The Jantoc family doesn't believe 10 years in prison is a just punishment.
"I don't agree with the charge," said Sharon Jantoc. "I think it should be more, but it's what they led to and I still don't understand it quite well."
In court Tuesday, Andrade apologized to the Jantoc family.
"I have to believe part of it," Sharon Jantoc said. "I know she's sorry and I did forgive her, but I told her it's not justifying what she did."
Before the hit and run, Andrade had been arrested 10 times. After the crash that killed Jantoc, she was released from custody pending investigation, then went on the run. Sheriff's finally tracked her down weeks later in Hilo.
As the Jantoc family tries to move forward, they want Keith to be remembered as a fun, loving son, brother and friend whose life was a beautiful ride.
"He's just a great guy that's all I could say," said Kyle Jantoc, Keith's younger brother. "Once you meet him you always remember him because he was always smiling."
"Keith was really loved and he was a really great person," Jan Kawano said, one of Keith's close childhood friends.