LAS VEGAS (Antonio Castelan, KSNV MyNews3) -- The man accused of taking the life of a revered Metro Explorer pleaded guilty in court today.
Jvon Williams, 29, took responsibility for hitting and killing 18-year-old Angel Velasquez.
His admission left one of the victim's relatives racing out of the courtroom.
"I believe he was the best of this family and he was going to accomplish a lot of things--and that (expletive) took that away from us," Ely Jimenez said of her nephew.
He was the captain of the Metro Police Department's Explorer program.
Today she witnessed Williams taking responsibility for his death.
Williams pleaded guilty in court to reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
Jimenez tells us she has some peace with Williams’ plea.
"I guess it was comforting that he did, but I guess for us it's not enough," Jimenez said.
Police say Williams passed a stop sign at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Van Patten Street.
Velazquez was riding his motorcycle and braked hard. The momentum sent him hitting Williams' car.
A witness spotted Williams leaving the scene of the accident and followed him. Now Williams faces the possibility of probation or the chance of spending no more than 15 years in jail.
"I'm hoping he gets the 15 years in jail -- that's what I'm hoping," Jimenez said.
Court records show Williams failed several field sobriety tests when officers made their arrest on the day of the hit and run accident but later the district attorney's office dropped those DUI charges because they claim there was a lack of evidence. Jimenez doesn't want Williams to get off easy.
"I don't want him on the street that he does that he can kill other kids out there and let them die just like my nephew," Jimenez said.
Just as hundreds showed up for Velasquez' funeral, Jimenez says many will show up for Williams sentencing hearing. Jimenez wants to make sure justice prevails and her nephew's honor stays intact.
Williams is scheduled for a pre-sentencing hearing on Dec. 9.