Citrus County Courthouse Exterior

The Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness.

From the lectern of a Citrus County courtroom, Robert Franklyn Crabb turned to Michael Todd Gilkerson’s mother sitting in the gallery to apologize for killing her son in a hit-and-run crash.

“This is a tragic event and, beyond what I can say, I do apologize, and I can’t even imagine what you are going through,” the Inverness 37-year-old said at his sentencing Tuesday, Sept. 20, “and, from the bottom of my heart, I apologize for what has happened; I do, I truly do.”

Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916, or visit to see more of his stories.

Load comments

Thank you for reading!

Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue.

There are no services available.