No Jail for Jaywalking Mom in Tragic Hit-and-Run Case
Raquel Nelson speaks out
- Duration 4:22
- Date Jul 27, 2011
Raquel Nelson speaks out
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A driver who admitted drinking hit and killed her four year old boy -- Nelson.
But she could get more time behind bars -- the man.
Who actually killed her son because.
She was Jay walking when her child was struck.
She is already been sentenced to twelve months probation but has also been given -- the option of a new trial.
And we talked about this yesterday joining us right now is that mother herself Rock -- Nelson here are -- talk about her son and your legal woes.
Which seem outrageous so sorry for your loss.
Could you reconstruct if you would.
The night then led to this incident.
I -- the can down we were celebrating birthdays and just happens we have -- the violence and to Cobb County being run I think on Saturday -- -- -- adults.
About every hour -- -- in the -- -- On a Saturday.
Yes so we it just missed one and done had to wait for a little while.
And down by the time I get home to start.
What we get home as quick as possible.
Yes and you were with your three children -- including your son -- and yes.
And instead of going to the crosswalk which I understand was three tenths of of a mile away.
You went across.
The road here.
Did drunk drive McCain and and hit your son.
Currently three of -- it after except from my office this past.
You're your four year old unfortunately was killed once and for drunk driver but kind of penalty did He -- I -- I believe He got six and a half months time sooners.
That a four year probation.
And like a 5000 dollar fine and.
He He is history this -- He passed and still he's so he's out He served -- and that all of -- and it turns out that you're gonna be torched.
For Jay walking.
What's your reaction when you heard that.
It was it was scary.
It was quite scary.
Essentially use the trial takes place you go through it -- you convicted.
-- When things I -- was that no member of the jury.
Was used to taking a bus do you think that that weighed in on that they didn't understand me because situation you're in good night.
Pattern in what -- Well.
I was always know everything in life is this really still not be hadn't been there haven't experienced it -- some personal is harder.
-- -- empathize with the situation as hard as you try some times and them not to believe that there was this one of the cases.
Well this is outrageous.
What was the sentence and no you haven't -- additional option correct yes.
The sentence was.
If I'm not mistaken and could have recharges.
And I think I think the -- was -- they combined two of them.
I was told that it was twelve months.
Firm both charges for probation.
Country to run concurrently.
Forty hours of community service which was too.
Speak on child safety.
And I believe that was it however the judge went ahead and grant to neutrality which I believe.
Is something that you have to file for actually you're still making that decision on what you wanna do -- I'm talking about the kind of response we've gotten from the community a lot of our emailers to the -- -- her appalled that you would.
Go through losing your son.
And then go through another situation like this but it's been reaction.
Connection it's it's and then it's overwhelming.
I'm from what I understand I hadn't seen anything.
On the news for -- -- -- -- on the radio but I've seen -- on -- and domino there was a petition.
That really -- -- like 2000 signatures -- wound up with maybe about.
Almost -- 200000.
-- -- there's another one for around.
The placement of cross fox which also had an overwhelming amount of on signatures so the response has been quite overwhelming -- has been.
Fantastic for the support -- We -- -- and our support and you like to follow Cason and like to know we make a decision go do this again let's see we get this right.
Accountants -- thanks so much for sharing your sentence.