Man Sentenced in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Christian Bordelies will spend eight years in prison for the hit and run and other crimes.

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    Christian Bordilies will spend 8 years in prison for the 2011 hit-and-run death of 3-year-old Joseph Ortiz Resto. (Published Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013)

    A Hartford man is headed to prison for killing a toddler in a hit and run crash.

    Christian Bordelies appeared in Hartford Superior Court Tuesday afternoon for his sentencing hearing.

    Bordelies was unlicensed when he hit  3-year-old Joseph Ortiz Resto in May 2011 near the entrance to Pope Park in Hartford, according to prosecutors. Instead of helping the boy, he ran away from the scene.

    It happened after the boy darted out in front of Bordelies' car, prosecutors said.

    "This is the moment that I was really waiting for.  For justice to be served," said Iris Resto, the victim's mother.

    During the hearing, Bordelies pleaded guilty to three other crimes he committed while out on bond, including a charge of carrying a pistol without a permit, and was sentenced for them.

    "I just want to say I'm sorry to the victim's family from the bottom of my heart," Bordelies said in court.

    He received eight years in prison and five years of probation for all of the crimes.

    "I'm good with it. I'm fine with it. I'm proud of me and my son and I'm going to be proud for me and my son and my other kids," Resto said.