In 2010, Anel Kolenovic, wasted on Four Loko, was speeding down Ocean Avenue when he smashed into the car of 23-year-old teacher from Midwood named Moshe Berkowitz. Berkowitz died from his injuries. Now, three years later, Kolenovic, sentenced to serve between four and 12 years for his crimes, pleaded for forgiveness from Berkowitz’s family, according to a report in the New York Post.
Kolenovic, who ran a red light at Avenue N and Ocean Avenue before striking Berkowitz’s car, broke down in tears in a Brooklyn court room.
“The pain I caused to the family and friends of Mr. Berkowitz has been tearing me apart since it happened,” Kolenovic said through sobs in Brooklyn Supreme Court before he was sentenced to four to 12 years.
“Although nothing I can say can heal the wounds I caused, I hope someday I can be forgiven.”
Jack Berokowtiz, Moshe’s father, was satisfied with the sentence, telling the New York Post, “Justice was done.”