19 Jul '11, 11am

Mother Who Lost Son in Hit-and-Run Faces Longer Jail Term Than Driver | Care2 Causes

Mother Who Lost Son in Hit-and-Run Faces Longer Jail Term Than Driver | Care2 Causes

While trying to cross an intersection in Marietta, Georgia, in April of 2010, Raquel Nelson and her three children were hit by Jerry L. Guy, who would later confess to having consumed a “little” alcohol earlier in the day. Nelson’s 4-year-old son was struck by Guy’s vehicle and died from his injuries; Nelson and her younger daughter suffered minor injuries, while her older daughter was uninjured. Guy had been previously convicted of two-hit-and-runs on the same day, Feb. 17, 1997, the first of them on Austell Road, the same location as the accident involving Nelson and her children. According to David Simpson, Guy’s attorney, his client was “being prescribed pain medication and … partially blind in his left eye,” says the Atlanta-Journal Constitution . He pleaded guilty to hit-and-run in the death of Nelson’s son and, after serving a 6-month sentence, was released on Octob...

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