Bronx Man Sentenced in Knockout Death of NYC School Bus Driver

The New York City man who fatally punched a school bus driver after the driver accidentally clipped the man's side-view mirror on a narrow Bronx street has been sentenced to nine years in state prison.

Joey Scott previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the June 2012 death of 65-year-old Juan DelValle, prosecutors said. 

DelValle was attempting to navigate a school bus through a narrow and crowded Anthony Avenue in 2012 and clipped a mirror on Scott's double-parked car, authorities said.

When DelValle exited the bus to survey the damage, Scott allegedly began yelling at DelValle. Surveillance video captured Scott punching DelValle so forcefully he was sent flying backward before his head slammed on the road.

DelValle was left in a coma, unable to breathe or eat on his own. He died after his family made the decision to take him off life support.

In addition to prison time, Scott will be under five years of post-release supervision. 

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