Man who crashed into ABC7 studio sentenced

April 4, 2008 1:47:16 PM PDT
An Evanston man accused of crashing a car into the ABC7 Chicago State Street Studio admitted guilt Friday.The crash happened in December 2007 at the start of the Sunday 10 p.m. news broadcast. No one was injured.

Gerald Richardson, 25, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property. He also apologized and said he was depressed at the time of the crash but was doing better.

Richardson was sentenced to three years of mental health probation, and he must pay restitution. Richardson also served 103 days in jail.

Attorneys for both sides said they were pleased with the sentence.


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