Georgia: Teen stands before court and mom of dead girl and accepts responsibility; mother of dead teen says “its okay, it was an accident”
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Editor’s Note: It is the undisputed privilege of the mother of the dead teen to forgive her daughter’s killer. However, the facts are clear: a death caused by a drunk driver is not an “accident” but a predictable outcome of the driver being drunk at the time of the crash. An “accident” would have been an unforeseen and unintentional occurrence.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. – In an emotional hearing in Douglas County Friday, the mother of a deceased teenage girl said she forgives the teenage boy responsible for her death.
Jason Lark, 17, pleaded guilty Friday to homicide by vehicle in a wreck last year that killed a 16-year-old girl.
Cheyenne Sauls was killed February 19, when a car full of teens crashed in Douglas County. Georgia State troopers said Lark lost control of his SUV early Saturday on Pleasant Drive, killing Sauls and injuring two others. Authorities say Sauls was thrown from the SUV and killed.
None of the teens were wearing seat belts. Lark has admitted to drinking before the accident.
In court Friday, Lark looked directly at the Sauls’ parents, wept and apologized.
“I take full responsibility for what I did. I plead guilty because I am guilty. I shouldn’t even have been behind the wheel of the car,” said a tearful Lark…..MORE