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Man charged in fatal Newton Twp. crash pleads guilty, sentenced 10 years

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TRUMBULL COUNTY - Making his way to the courtroom, Wodianka knew he would leave in the same fashion.

He plead guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, driving under the influence and drug possession on Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Taking the fall for the fatal night in September when he was behind the wheel in Newton Falls, driving drunk with drugs in his system.

The same night he crashed into the car carrying Jamie and Emily Danes, parents of an 8-year-old boy.

"He took away his innocence and his whole world. Fortunately, he has a remarkable family surrounding him with love. But we will never be able to replace his parents," said Cathy Kivinaki, Emily's mother.

Wodianka's license is suspended for life.

But Kivinaki says a sentence of 10 years still isn't enough as she tries to move on.

"I want him to be gone and done and I want to concentrate on my grandson and help him grow up to be the person his Mom and Dad would want him to be," she said.

The couple's son Brenden wrote a letter to the man he blames for taking his parents away.

"I just hope you know how I feel at these hard times. I've been sadder than I've ever been. I wish they didn't die that soon, but because of you, that happened," Mariam Fife said.  

Wodianka will spend the next decade behind bars and throughout that time, the couple's family hopes that he spends it thinking about how he's changed their lives forever.

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