A family of hit-and-run victim upset following the case delay. Over a year ago, in September 2017, 43-year-old Anthony Green was critically injured in a hit and run incident. The victim was fighting for his life in the hospital for almost five months on life support, but he had died in January of 2018.
The incident happened on Talbot Avenue, the suspect was identified as Shane David Strebly of Winnipeg, he has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.
Victims family members of course upset and disappointed with such kind of justice. “We want this settled. We want justice for Tony. Prolonging, it's not fair to us, it’s not fair,” Green`s aunt Margaret Cobiness said.
The case has been put over until November 15th.
Unfortunately, this is not an exception, another case takes over a year in court. Twelve months ago an off-duty Winnipeg police officer was involved in a fatal hit and run incident, that left a big family without their role model. Cody Severight was hit and killed by a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old constable Justin Holtz. For some reason, cases like that take years to be closed, victims’ families can’t get closure and have to wait and every day they have to live with great tragedy on their minds waiting for a trial to be over to get such needed justice.