BIBB COUNTY, Ga.– Wednesday 19-year-old Grant Hoffman pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and vehicular homicide in Bibb County Superior Court.
Investigators said Hoffman drove more than 40 miles per hour over the speed limit, lost control of his car, and killed his girlfriend Abigail Hinson, 17, on Zebulon Road in July 2014.
Judge Howard Simms sentenced Hoffman to seven years probation.
As a condition of his sentence, he will complete a psychiatric program, family violence program, and complete a drug and alcohol assessment.
Prosecutor David Cooke said Hoffman is not allowed to have any driving violations.
Cooke recommended 90 to 180 days in jail, but Hinson’s family asked that Hoffman not receive jail time.
“I’m never going to fault a judge for following the wishes of a victim’s family and I understand why he did it. We recommended jail but I understand why he did that. He wanted to follow the wishes of the parents of the victim”, said Cooke.
Grant Hoffman is the son of Mercer Basketball Coach Bob Hoffman.
written by Noelle Kachinsky
Story Published on WGXA.TV