The woman responsible for a fatal hit and run in September 2012 was sentenced on Monday. Our Megan Cruz has more on the sentencing of Becky Goodermote.
TROY, N.Y. -- "I waited for him to come back from an every day bike ride," said Jennifer Ratelle.
However, her husband Matthew would never make it home.
"You hit Matt so hard he landed 30 yards off the road," said Matthew's father, Jerry Ratelle. "And you left him there like roadkill."
Becky Goodermote struck Matthew from behind with her car on Route 22 in Hoosick on the morning of September 3, 2012.
"There's not a day that passes that I don't think of the Ratelle family, as their sorrow must be immensely great," said Goodermote.
The 38-year-old was sentenced in Rensselaer County Court on Monday to two and one-third to seven years in prison.
Police say Goodermote was under the influence of hydrocodone, oxycodone, and other prescriptions drugs at the time of the crash. She was also on the phone.
She also left the crash scene without calling 911.
"My husband completed me. I lost my soulmate, my very best friend, my one and only," said Ratelle. "Our provider, our protector, he made us our family.
Matthew was on life support for months. His family decided to finally let him go on December 20.
Jennifer was been pregnant with their third child. Matt was born in April 2013. They also have 2-year-old Connor and 16-year-old Kylie.
"Every moment, we miss him," said Ratelle. "We love him and we are honestly so lost without him."
"I do pray that one day, they'll find it in their hearts to forgive me," said Goodermote.
In addition to her prison sentence, Goodermote's driver's license has been revoked. She'll also have to pay the Ratelle family $12,000 for funeral costs.