Teen Gets Jail Time For Wreck That Killed His Friends
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Jackie Seabolt
Nathan Schambach, the Davie teen who wrecked the vehicle that two other teens died in last year, was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
James Michael Lewis, 17, and Kenyatta Meleek Brand, 18, died June 16, 2011 when Schambach was driving his 1992 Firebird on Country Lane at a high rate of speed and it struck a tree. Lewis and Brand were in the back seat of the vehicle.
Schambach faced two charges of felony manslaughter.
In last week’s Superior Court session Assistant District Attorney Ina Stanton told Judge Joseph Crosswhite that on the day of the incident Schambach, Lewis, and Brand had been playing basketball and were heading home.
Stanton said Schambach was driving his vehicle at such a high rate of speed that a witness on Campbell Road called 911 to report the incident.
“It’s very sad that two boys lost their lives in that back seat,” Stanton said.
Stanton said the parents of Lewis and Brand were not in the courtroom because they were “still too distraught to be present”.
Schambach stood with his attorney, Grady McClamrock Jr., who told the judge, “This is a parent’s worst nightmare on any side …