LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Michael Davis was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 26 years.
The 26 years was the maximum amount of time Davis could’ve served.
“If a monster is all you see when you look at me, you don’t see me,” Davis said in court on Monday.
Davis was found guilty of murder after veering his car into oncoming traffic, killing Gregory Morawski and injuring Heather Culp in a suicide attempt.
“He took the life of my best friend, my fiance, and the love of my life with his careless thought process,” said Culp during the sentencing.
The crash took place on July 4, 2017.
“Concerned about legal ramifications in the future,” one doctor said. She also added that Davis said, "I couldn’t even commit suicide right. I never meant to hurt anyone else.”
Davis originally entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
“Michael growing up suffered just ongoing problems and tried to get better over time, but he didn’t get the appropriate care,” Davis’ mother said during the sentencing on Monday.
Davis’ attorneys will have the opportunity to appeal the sentencing.