No Pre-Sentencing Release for Man Convicted in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

The man convicted in the hit-and-run crash that killed 13-year-old Kaely Camacho in southwest Miami-Dade will stay behind bars before his sentencing

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    A jury found Sandor Guillen guilty on Monday of all three charges in the 2012 fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 13-year-old Kaely Camacho in southwest Miami-Dade. NBC 6’s Gilma Avalos reports. (Published Monday, Mar 3, 2014)

    The man convicted in the hit-and-run crash that killed 13-year-old Kaely Camacho in southwest Miami-Dade will stay behind bars before his sentencing.

    Sandor Guillen was denied pre-sentencing release by a judge Wednesday during a hearing in Miami-Dade and will remain in jail until sentencing.

    Closing Arguments Expected in Sandor Guillen Trial

    [MI] Closing Arguments Expected in Sandor Guillen Trial
    Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of Sandor Guillen, the man charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 13-year-old Kaely Camacho in southwest Miami-Dade. (Published Monday, Mar 3, 2014)

    Camacho's mother attended Wednesday's hearing and said she was happy with the result.

    A jury earlier this month found Guillen, 39, guilty of vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in the April 13, 2012 crash. He had pleaded not guilty and is appealing the conviction.

    Teen Killed in Hit and Run in Miami-Dade

    [MI] Teen Killed in Hit and Run in Miami-Dade
    Miami-Dade Police said a Chrysler minivan was traveling eastbound on Southwest 184th Street near S. Dixie Highway when it was struck just after 5 a.m. by a Range Rover Sport going at a high rate of speed in an illegal southbound direction on the busway. The Range Rover's driver, 38-year-old Sandor Guillen, tried to flee the scene on foot but was caught after a perimeter was established, police said. Police said Kaely Camacho, 13, who was in the minivan with her father, 47-year-old Kirk Camacho, and sister, 16-year-old Breann Camacho, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she later died. Service station manager German Pascual rushed to help after he heard the accident. "I imagine that she received the whole impact of the accident, and we helped the father take the girl out," he said. "As soon as they told me that she died, it hurt me because I pulled her out," Pascual said, his voice breaking. (Published Friday, Apr 13, 2012)

    Camacho was killed when Guillen’s Land Rover struck her father’s minivan, ripping it in half on Southwest 184th Street, police said. After Guillen’s car rammed into a tree and spun five times, he fled on foot but was quickly caught, officials said.

    Camacho was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center where she later died. Camacho's father and sister, who were also in the vehicle, survived the impact.

    Guillen is due back in court on March 28 for the motion for a new trial. A sentencing date hasn't been set.