An attorney for Polevich, Marc Gann, told CNN in a statement Sunday, “先生. 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, 长岛, in the evening when he was “被北行打击, 未描述, vehicle that left the scene of the accident,” the Nassau County Police Department said in February 2021.
Maraj later died at the hospital, 警察说.
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, 他说.
“He’s absolutely aware of what happened,” Fitzpatrick said. “He got out of the car and he looked at the deceased, got into his car and made the conscious decision to leave. Instead of dialing 911, instead of calling an ambulance for the man, 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,” 她当时说.
CNN has reached out to Carol Maraj as well as a rep for Nicki Minaj for comment on the sentencing commitment.