Man sentenced in Gretna teen Hailey Moore's death, family reacts
GRETNA, Va. (WSET) -- The family of a Gretna teen who died of an overdoes is making peace with the man connected to her death.
Jason and Julie Moore had been looking for justice since November 2016. The case closed late last week when 21-year-old Joey Fondaco was sentenced.
Hailey Moore, 18, was found unresponsive at Fondaco's apartment.
She was taken to a hospital, where she later died of what authorities ruled as a fentanyl overdose.
Fondaco pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and felony drug charges, as part of a plea agreement.
The judge suspended most of his 25 year sentence, so he will spend six months in jail and three years on probation.
The Moore family chose to forgive him.
"Part of the reason why we were supportive of the plea agreement is because Hailey was very forgiving about her life. Countless times, I can remember her turning a blind eye to things some people may not be able to," said Hailey's father.
He recommends family and friends keep their eyes and ears open and communicate any problems before its too late.
Moore said they will never have closure, but they are glad Fondaco admitted his involvement in Hailey's death.