Syracuse, N.Y. - The man who hit a bicyclist while drinking and driving and left him to die on the streets has pleaded guilty today.
33 year old Vontelle Sparks pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.
Sparks struck 27 year old Lawrence Maturo around 6:30 on early morning in June, killing him. Sparks left the scene and along with his girlfriend and her family they tried to cover up the crime by hiding the vehicle.
He will spend 4 1/3 to 11 years in prison. He remains in jail and will be sentenced No 14th.