Family urges mercy after loved one killed

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A local family whose loved one died asked a court to keep the man responsible out of prison.

Earmon “Bud” Hubbard III, 52, was riding his bicycle along Emerson Avenue in May when Michael Anderson ran him over with his pickup truck. Hubbard died. Anderson drove away and was tracked down a couple days later.

Hubbard’s family said in court they didn’t want Anderson’s family broken up like their family has been. They urged the court to show him mercy.

Anderson apologized to the family and said he hadn’t realized what he hit that night, but he said he wishes he would have stopped so Hubbard could have received medical attention.

The judge sentenced Anderson to four years in prison, but suspended the sentence, so he won’t serve time behind bars. He will be on probation for three years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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