The Millbrook man, who pleaded guilty to the murder of Montgomery Police Officer Eddie McCrory in a traffic death, was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison this past Monday.
Micah J. Day, a thirty-three-year-old, was under the influence when he struck and killed the officer on July 20, 2007. When the accident occurred he was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana.
Circuit Court Judge Truman Hobbs Jr. sentenced Micah Day to 35 years imprisonment for the reckless murder and five years for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, which is related to another wreck he had that night. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Day, who admitted in court Monday that he had a drinking problem, had been convicted of DUI three times within the past five years. He asked for forgiveness and leniency on Monday, but has not earned either according to the victim’s father, Robert H. McCrory.
“I think he’s more sorry for being in the situation he’s in than for taking my son’s life,” McCrory said.
Eddie McCrory, was a new member of the Montgomery Police department and finishing his first year. On the night of his death he had just completed a shift for the evening and was heading home in his personal pickup. At about 11 p.m., he was driving west on Old Selma Road, just one mile away from his home where the 24-year-old lived with his parents.
Day was driving north on Ashley Road, just minutes after leaving the scene of an accident near the intersection of West Boulevard and Hayneville Road. At the first accident, Day rear-ended a vehicle, but the driver saw Day and took precaution by pulling over to the side of the road. When approaching McCory, Day ran the red light and hit McCrory’s truck, causing it to hit a utility pole. McCrory still was wearing his uniform.