Logan Tyler Hetherington appeared in court to enter a guilty plea in a plea agreement with the State Attorney’s Office.
On February 18, 2020, Logan Tyler Hetherington appeared before Judge Robert Branning in Lee County Court, to plead guilty to the Vehicular Homicide for the hit and run crash that caused the death of an 8-year-old. The 8-year old’s Mother did not want Logan Hetherington to go to prison for an extended length of time. She told the court that “Logan Hetherington was not evil. He made a mistake.”
The State Attorney’s Office charged Hetherington as a Youthful Offender. The Youthful Offender Statute was created by the legislature to rehabilitate young defendants.
Hetherington was adjudicated guilty of one county Vehicular Homicide, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The plea deal called for Hetherington to be sentenced to 2 years in prison, 2 years of community control, and 2 years of state probation upon release.
He must also provide a DNA sample, his driver’s license will be suspended for one year, approximately $1,100 in fines, he must complete 120 hours of community presentations about the impact of his actions. Restitution was ordered and reserved, and he must attend the Lee Memorial Trauma Class and Victim Impact Panel.