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Teen in fatal Derry crash being sent to state prison
"There was absolutely no need to get in that car that night," Judge N. William Delker said, while handing down the sentence on Friday. "You were in your own house partying with your friends — yet you got into that car."
Delker agreed to revoke Dearborn's driver's license indefinitely.
Dearborn also received a suspended 3 ½ to 7 year prison sentence for aggravated drunken driving.
Traficante's parents, Angela and Kevin, of Derry, struggled to sum up the suffering they've endured since their son died.
Angela Traficante told Delker that she and her husband are so devastated, all they can focus on is their loss.
Kevin Traficante said he has barely been able to leave his home or work since his son's death. He said he lost his auto dealership and repair shop that he has built from scratch over the last 20 years. He had hoped to one day pass the business on to his son.
At trial, Dearborn testified he had no memory of the crash, and his lawyer argued that Traficante was actually behind the wheel.
She said her son has been subjected to harassment and death threats, prompting the family to move from Derry.
Defense lawyer Kenneth Bernard argued against imposing a maximum sentence, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court case — Miller v. Alabama — that ruled juvenile offenders could not be sentenced the same as adults. Dearborn was 17 years old at the time of the crash.
Toward the close of the hearing, Dearborn said that "obviously I was driving" but that he still has no memory of it.
He talked about getting harassed and receiving death threats, wanting to apologize, and visiting Traficante's grave while free on bail.
Traficante's father, Kevin, said his family was the one that endured harassment after the crash.
He said Dearborn's father appeared at his son's wake intoxicated, and asked why he was blaming Cameron for the crash.
"From the get-go, Cameron and his father showed no remorse or regret," Kevin Traficante said. "Cameron denied what happened and said he couldn't remember."
"It's so heart wrenching, it makes me angry," Kevin Traficante said. "There are so many mixed emotions. I don't know what else to say. I miss my son and I love him forever. I hope (Cameron Dearborn) has some kind of remorse and never gets his license back because he's been driving the whole time he was free on bail."
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