Teen Slapped With 25 Years In Prison For Attempted Murder After Recording Shocking Hit & Run Video
Nicholas Kyle Hoffman was upset the victim allegedly stole drugs from his friend.
EDGEWATER, MD — A teenager who intentionally mowed down another boy with his car must serve 25 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder.
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack handed down the decision after former-high school senior Nicholas Kyle Hoffman hit the then-16-year-old victim while, at his direction, a female passenger videoed the incident in November 2017.
The disturbing footage shows Hoffman speeding toward two teens walking down the street while he yelled, "What’s up, boy! What’s up, boy!”
Hoffman then slammed into his target, who cracked the car’s windshield and flipped over the vehicle. The other boy managed to jump out of the way. Hoffman fled the scene, but police stopped him in his damaged car not long after the incident.
Hoffman, now 18, was tried as an adult and found guilty of attempted murder in August. According to authorities, he was determined to avenge a friend from whom the victim allegedly stole marijuana.
Despite suffering major injuries from the vehicular assault, the victim managed to survive. "Everything went so well, I couldn't ask for a better outcome," said the struck teen's mom after Hoffman was sentenced on October 22. "My son is relieved that he doesn't have to worry about this anymore."
"This was one of the most callous displays of violence that I have witnessed in my 22 years as a prosecutor," noted Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "Hoffman laid bare his cruel intent to kill when he deliberately accelerated his vehicle towards a defenseless pedestrian, and memorialized this shocking incident on video."