MINEOLA, N.Y. – The soundtrack from Cory Gloe's last court appearance on May 20 was filled with anger and frustration.
Family members of the victims in a drag racing accident that killed five back on Mother's Day 2014 expressed how demoralized they were over Gloe receiving a very light sentence of six months in prison.
Nearly six months later, those tears were replaced by different tears outside of a Mineola courtroom, as family members felt some justice was served against Gloe. After originally receiving a six-month sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to a 17-count indictment filled with manslaughter charges, on Tuesday he found himself boarding a prisoners' bus for violating the terms of his agreement.
"Nothing about this is happy. I'd be happy if I was at home with my brother right now, that would make me happy," said Carly Lonnberg a sister of a victim killed in the deadly crash. Meanwhile Gloe's family had a different reaction with his mother trying to hide from the cameras while his father went after one with a PIX 11 News photographer behind it.
The 20-year-old Gloe admitted to a judge he violated his probation back on October 12th when he fired a gun four times into the air at a Farmingdale residence.
Noah Francis, the father of another victim, says Gloe has respect for no one, "He just doesn't care about the rest of the people in society. He is all about him, that's it. My daughter is gone, there are four other kids gone and this kid walks around the neighborhood laughing blowing off a shotgun."
As Gloe left for 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison, Lonnberg had a simple message, "Life is a precious gift, hopefully he'll be put away long enough to realize that life is a gift and he won't throw his away."