Nicholas Kyle Hoffman, now 18, was charged with intentional hit and run on one of his classmates - he will serve a 25-year sentence.
Maryland State’s Attorney Wes Adams spoke with the media about the conviction.
“Regardless of what the dispute was before, you don’t use a car — you don’t run somebody down in a way to settle that. That’s just not the way lawful people behave,” Adams said.
Police obtained the below cell phone video of the attack. The video shows Nicholas intentionally running over his rival, a 16-year-old Logan Dandley.
Authorities claim that witnesses alerted a school resource officer of what happened. The video was used to help police not only find out who was responsible but pinpoint the how and why in this brutal hit-and-run.
Anne Arundel County prosecutors say Hoffman was filmed intentionally speeding into the boy before leaving the scene. Hoffman was "heard uttering a derisive comment indicating a lack of concern for the victim's welfare."
“He drove away. There was no hesitation. There was no swerving. He put him right between the headlights and he hit him,” Adams said.
Here's the graphic video:
Hoffman was convicted in August and sentenced Monday.
In a statement, State's Attorney Wes Adams called it "one of the most callous displays of violence" he'd seen. The now 18-year-old's attorney disputed the assertion that he showed no remorse.