Jennifer Curuchaga on Sunday, June 15, 2014, holds (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Jennifer Curuchaga on Sunday, June 15, 2014, holds a photo of her slain daughter, Bryanna Soplin, 13, as she urges the hit-and-run driver to come forward.

Video Recap: The Michael Elardo trial

Bryanna Soplin, a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome, was fatally struck in the wee hours of Sunday, June 15, 2014, while crossing Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. On Aug. 6, 2014, Michael Elardo, a retired police officer who left the scene of the Levittown crash, pleaded guilty in connection with the case.

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