A man who left his former girlfriend for dead along the Pullman-Albion Road last November has been sentenced to nine months in jail after entering an Alford plea earlier this month.
Richard Pasma, apologized to the family of Kristen Grindley before being sentenced, turning to face them and saying, "I know you don't think I'm sorry, but I am really sorry."
His mother testified that Pasma and his family have prayed daily for Kristen's health since she was found on the road on Nov. 11, 2009. She suffered multiple skull fractures, broken bones, bruises and cuts. She left a rehabilitation center in Spokane after months of therapy.