An attorney for Polevich, Marc Gann, told CNN in a statement Sunday, “Sig. Polevich is extremely remorseful for any role he may have played in Mr. Maraj’s death. There are no allegations of substance use or abuse as causative of his conduct and it is our belief that a medical heart issue contributed to Mr. Polevich’s conduct.”
Maraj, 64, who police previously confirmed to CNN was Minaj’s father, had been walking in Mineola, Long Island, in the evening when he was “è stato colpito da un nord, non descritto, vehicle that left the scene of the accident,” the Nassau County Police Department said in February 2021.
Maraj later died at the hospital, ha detto la polizia.
Nassau Police Homicide Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick previously told CNN that after the incident, Polevich altered and hid his white Volvo station wagon in an attempt to hide it from police. Through security footage, police were able to track the car back to the suspect’s house, Egli ha detto.
“He’s absolutely aware of what happened,” Ha detto Fitzpatrick. “Scese dall'auto e guardò il defunto, got into his car and made the conscious decision to leave. Instead of dialing 911, invece di chiamare un'ambulanza per l'uomo, he went and went home and secreted his vehicle.”
, the victim’s widow and mother to Nicki Minaj
, filed a $ 150 million civil lawsuit against Polevich a month after his death
. That lawsuit is pending
, according to online court records.
In a letter posted on her website last May, Minaj wrote of her devastation at her father’s death.
“Tho I can’t really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life. I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he’s gone. Life is funny that way. May his soul rest in paradise. He was very loved & will be very missed,” ha detto in quel momento.
CNN has reached out to Carol Maraj as well as a rep for Nicki Minaj for comment on the sentencing commitment.