WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. accepted a guilty plea from Thomas Letteer in connection to a fatal hit and run that claimed the life of 5 year old Kevin Miller four days before Christmas in 2012.
Letteer, 23, pleaded guilty to accidents involving death, a second-degree felony, that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Wilkes-Barre City police and Luzerne County detectives alleged Letteer was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am that struck Kevin on North Street, in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 21, 2012.
Letteer failed to stop and sped away. Investigators traced Letteer on North Street by use of a cell phone, for which calls were processed through cell towers on King’s College Campus and Public Square.
An autopsy shows Kevin died from multiple traumatic injuries according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s office.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Letteer will be responsible to pay a total of $27,549.95 in restitution to cover investigation costs and the autopsy.
Sklarosky said Letteer will be sentenced on May 1. He remains free on $200,000 bail.