Updated: Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013, 6:59 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013, 6:58 PM EST
MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- It was a long day in court with the judge hearing many emotional statements from the families of the two 19-year-old victims as well as the family of Jason Anderson, the former Milford police officer convicted in their 2009 deaths.
The judge sentenced Anderson to 10 years in prison, suspended after 5. His time behind bars will be followed by 3 years of probation.
In 2009 Anderson was driving over 90 miles per hour when his police cruiser slammed into the car of 19-year-olds David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski, killing them both.
Asked if justice was served today, Ashlie's father said it won't bring his daughter back.
"I don't know what to say i'll never see my daughter again," said
"There was some just today, yeah, finally," said Susan Servin, David's mother.
Back in November, a jury had found Anderson guilty of misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving.
"I believe that justice was rendered in this case. I believe the evidence showed the recklessness of then Officer Anderson and I believe the judge reached an appropriate verdict, which was in the range we requested," said Kevin Lawlor the state's attorney.
After the sentencing was handed down Jason Anderson went into custody just for a few moments then he was released on a $5,000 bond. He is now out on appeal and that's something the victims families say they can't get their heads around.
"Yeah, I was completely disgusted by that. Who gets that? Who gets to go free," said Susan Servin.
"It feels terrific. He should not serve a day in jail and hopefully he won't," said Hugh Keefe the defense attorney.