(Cincinnati) -- Calling him a "career criminal", and saying he'd never seen someone so unremorseful, Judge Norbert Nadel sentenced Mark Gerth, Thursday morning, in Hamilton County Court.
In March of 2011, Cincinnati Police tried to stop the SUV Gerth was driving, recognizing it as stolen from Newport. Gerth refused to stop, leading police on a high speed chase through Over-the-Rhine, Mount Auburn and into Downtown. At the intersection of 8th and Sycamore, Gerth ran a red light, colliding with two vehicles.
One of those cars was a taxi, driven by Mohammed Sidi. He was killed, as was his passenger, Tonya Hairston.
Gerth was convicted earlier this month on all twelve counts against him, including murder and vehicular homicide.
Judge Norbert Nadel gave Gerth the maximum sentence on all twelve counts, ordering them to be served consecutively, effectively giving him a sentence of 48.5 years to life.