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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The man sentenced to 20 years in state prison for the death of 13-year-old Kaely Camacho, will not be getting out of jail anytime soon.
Judge Ellen Sue Venzer denied Sandor Guillen’s request to reduce his sentence.
Guillen did not appear in court for the hearing but several of Camacho’s family members and friends were there and they were extremely happy about the judge’s decision.
Kaely Camacho, who would have been 18 years old now, was killed by Guillen who was driving drunk on April 13th, 2012.
She and her sister Bree Ann were in their father’s minivan being driven to school when Guillen’s SUV plowed into Kirk Camacho’s vehicle, shearing it in half.
Kaely, a bright and popular Southwood Middle School student and cheerleader, was sleeping in the backseat and was killed.
Guillen was driving with a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit and speeding in the Miami-Dade busway at SW 184th Street and U.S. 1 when the tragic crash occurred.
Guillen was convicted of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident in June of 2014.
He was sentenced to 20 years in state prison, followed by nine years of probation, fines and restitution. He was also ordered to make annual $100 contributions to a charity in Kaely’s memory.
The Camacho family now works with MADD to share Kaely’s story in hopes that no other family has to experience this heartbreak. They speak at events, including school outreach and law enforcement recognition events in order to do whatever they can to put an end to drunk driving.