A Michigan man who plowed his pick-up truck through a pack of bicyclists, killing five, was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Monday.
Charles Pickett Jr. had just come from his cousin’s funeral and was high on pain killing pills on June 7, 2016, when he struck the cyclists, killing three women and two men, according to the Associated Press. Pickett, 52, will be eligible for parole, but only if he survives decades in prison.
“I’ll live with this the rest of my life,” Pickett told Kalamazoo County Judge Paul Bridenstine. “I would give my life for the people I murdered, killed and maimed, and I just want to say I’m sorry.”