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Family asks for a punishment to fit the crime in deadly hit-and-run

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - An El Cajon family who lost their daughter in a hit-and-run accident said they are being victimized by prosecutors. The family of Amber Schei wants justice for the death of the 27-year-old, but the man responsible faces a sentence of just 15 days of community service when he is sentenced Wednesday. However, Amber's family said his punishment is just a slap on the wrist.

Through pictures and teddy bears, Susan Schei has found ways to memorialize her step-daughter Amber, but the best thing she can do is to get justice for her death.

"I have been trying to get justice for 14-months. It's been very, very upsetting. Very emotional," she said.

The 27-year-old mother and ITT Tech student was killed in June 2014, after being hit by a car while riding a skateboard on Nimitz Boulevard in Ocean Beach. The crash happened in the middle of the night in June of 2014.

The driver was later identified as 23-year-old Zaid Naoom. He never stopped.

"I had to identify her by her tattoos because the injuries were so bad," said Schei.

Police discovered Naoom's car two weeks later, but could not make an arrest at the time because of lack of evidence. Naoom eventually turned himself in May of 2015, and pleaded guilty to the crime.

During his sentencing on Wednesday, he is expected to receive 15 days of community service and three-years probation, but no jail time.

Like her step-mom, Amber's father said that's not enough.

"To me, its showing the public like hey you can run and be better off then taking responsibility for your actions," said Todd Schei.

In a tragic coincidence, Amber died on her father's birthday. While Todd forgave Naoom for the crash, he can't forgive him for running away.

Todd said the bigger issue for him is discrepancies within our legal system.

"I don't think we'll get punishment changed, but at least we'll let people know that this is what's going on with our judicial system," he said.

Both Susan and Todd want punishment to be similar when it comes to all hit and run crashes.

Susan vows to keep fighting until they are.

"I'm going to keep going until I get justice for her her family, and the rest of the family," she said.

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