Daniel Snyder, the convicted Pascagoula Police officer, is sentenced to six years, one in jail and five on released supervision, plus fines. While driving, Snyder hit and killed 16 year-old, Kaytlynn Brann, back in 2010.
There were many twists and turns in the case involving Snyder, who had been drinking earlier in the day. There were also changes in his testimony. In the end, Snyder was only convicted of leaving the scene. Before Judge Dale Harkey delivered sentencing Friday, Snyder's attorney made statements and brought fellow officers up to the stand to speak on behalf of their colleague. The Brann family's attorney also made statements and Kaytlynn's father had a few words to say.
Keith Brann, Kaytlynn’s father, says, “Since the accident, he's spent one day in jail, one night. I've spent over a year without my daughter. I understand that leaving the scene of the accident, ten minutes, does not constitute a 20 year sentence. I understand that.”
Tony Lawrence, the Brann family’s attorney, says, “I met with them so many times and we knew no matter whatever amount of time we got in this case, we'll never bring Kaytlynn back and solve the pain that they live on a daily basis, but I hope they saw that the system did stand up in Jackson County, and no matter who you are, if you violate the law, you're going to be held accountable.”
Snyder will pay court costs, a $2,000 fine, and Kaytlynn's funeral costs. While on his five year post release supervision, he will be monitored for alcohol abuse.