TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — Editor's note: The above video previously aired after Dylan Molina was arrested for the fatal crash.
The man indicted for killing an off-duty Euless detective and seriously injuring his family in a DWI crash in late November 2021, took a plea deal and was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday, officials announced.
Dylan Molina, 27, pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and three cases of intoxication assault in the death of Euless Detective Alejandro “Alex” Cervantes and critical injuries to his wife and two sons.
As part of the plea, Tarrant County Judge Tamla Ray sentenced Molina to 15 years for intoxication manslaughter and 10 years for each intoxication assault charge. All those sentences will run concurrently, which means Molina will serve all of his sentences at the same time.
The victim's 13-year-old son, Josh Rojas, spoke to Molina in court.
"I no longer have a dad to come home to," Josh said. "I wish you weren't in this position right now. You look like a nice guy that wouldn't do this."
Priscilla Cervantes was in a coma for nearly a month after the crash, and when she woke up, she got the news about her husband’s death.
"The person I was supposed to grow old with and spend the rest of my life with, you took that away from me that day," Priscilla said in court.
Priscilla said both of Alex Cervantes' parents died in November from cancer, because they couldn't tolerate the pain of losing their son.
On Nov. 27, 2021, Cervantes, who was off duty, was in his vehicle with his wife and two sons in the back seat when Molina ran a red light and slammed into the family at Boat Club Road and Rocky Point Trail, Lake Worth police said.
Cervantes was killed, Priscilla was critically injured, and their two sons were treated and released from the hospital to family members.
After Molina was arrested for the deadly crash, he admitted to authorities that he had been drinking at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Police said he was also involved in minor accidents moments before the crash. He was booked into the Tarrant County jail.
Family and friends, including Euless and Lake Worth police officers, and Cervantes’ wife Priscilla and children were in the courtroom to face Molina during his sentencing.
“You affected my life pretty bad because I no longer have a dad to go home to,” Josh tearfully told Molina after the sentencing. “It hurts because my dad won’t be there for me when I graduate college or high school or get married.”
Josh also expressed that he no longer has his dad to talk to about guy problems or to “try to figure out life and all.”
Priscilla also confronted Molina following his sentence. She said the day Molina slammed into her family’s car will always be remembered as the day her life was flipped upside down.
“I lost my best friend and the love of my life, the person I was supposed to grow old with,” she told Molina.
Priscilla said Cervantes was and will “forever be our hero,” when speaking about how wonderful of a father, husband and son he was.
“I hope every day behind bars is pure agony for you,” Priscilla told Molina. “I will never forgive you for as long as I live.”