defense attorney Kevin Hayslett addressed the victims’ families and urged them all to remind their children and people around them of the dangers of drinking and driving. He also mentioned that Nicholson wasn’t the only one drinking on the night of the accident, Plant had alcohol in his bloodstream, although not enough for him to be considered intoxicated under the law
Erie County Judge Ernest J. DiSantis Jr. alluded to parenthood as he reflected on the case.”You need to be punished for what you did,” DiSantis told Gray, 26. “You have left a void that can never be filled.
“Time can dull the pain, but time can never erase the pain of a parent who loses a child, because it is not the natural order of things.”