Sentencing on hold for man who crashed car that killed passenger

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Sentencing was put on hold for a Yonkers man who pleaded guilty in a fatal crash amid demands for a tougher punishment.

Renzo Yance, 22, of Yonkers, apologized inside Westchester County Court Tuesday. Yance would have been sentenced to two to six years based on his guilty plea Tuesday, but Judge George Fufidio insisted Yance reconsider his plea so the case could go back to a trial where he could face a maximum of 15 years in state prison.

“If he wants to accept what I've changed my mind to, we'll go forward to the sentencing, and if not, I'll allow him to take his plea back and we'll proceed to trial,” said the judge

The decision falls nearly a year after police say Yance crashed his BMW on Center Park Avenue, killing passenger Nina Cordero.

Authorities say Yance was driving more than 100 mph, contributing to the fatal wreck. He was also driving without a license and under the influence of drugs.

Nina's father, Edwin Cordero, says he will return to court in a month to hear Yance’s fate.

Yance returns to court on July 10.

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