Williston Park resident Raymond F. Kalenka is due back in court on Thursday for additional conference hearings relating to his alleged hit-and-run of beloved Grimaldi's Pizza manager Dean LaLima last summer, the Nassau County District Attorney's office confirmed Tuesday.
Kalenka has been out on $25,000 bail since August 2012.
Mr. LaLima, 41, of Albertson, was found lying in the street on Aug. 12, 2012 at about 4:10 a.m. at the intersection of Syracuse and Broad streets in Williston Park after being struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Broad Street. He was pronounced deceased by a Nassau County Ambulance Advanced Medical Technician at 4:20 a.m.
Kalenka was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with death.
The tragedy was the second to hit Grimaldi’s in less than a year. The popular pizzeria’s owner, Russell Ciolli, died unexpectedly in November 2011. He was 39.
According to a Patch reader, a small memorial was set up at the site where Mr. LaLima was killed nearly 10 months ago.