By Sandra Rose  | 

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The man convicted of killing rapper Nicki Minaj's father in a hit-and-run in February was sentenced to less than 1 year in jail.

Charles Polevich of Mineola, NY will only serve 8 months because he is currently serving time at the Nassau County Correctional Center.

Robert Maraj, 64, was struck and killed as he crossed an intersection on foot in Long Island, NY on Feb. 12, around 6 p.m.

Witnesses said a northbound white Volvo station wagon fled the scene after running over Mr. Maraj.

Polevich, 72, later turned himself in to police after they tracked his car to his home on Feb. 17, Nassau County Police announced.

Nicki has not commented on the sentencing, but she took to social media in February to share a brief message about her dad's untimely death.

"Tho I can't really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet, I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life. I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he's gone. Life is funny that way."

She added: "May his soul rest in paradise. He was very loved & will be very missed."