Louisiana: Brett G. Gerald pleads guilty to killing seven people in drunk driving head-on crash

From The Advocate
CLINTON — A Greensburg man who pleaded guilty Monday to killing seven people in a May 30 head-on collision wants to take full responsibility for his actions, his attorney said.
Brett G. Gerald, 30, in his first appearance before 20th Judicial District Judge William G. Carmichael without having to use a wheelchair, answered “guilty” seven times when asked how he pleaded to each vehicular homicide count.
“He did not want to put the victims’ families, or his own family, through a trial, so as a result he took those actions. It was his decision completely,” defense attorney Tommy Damico said.
Carmichael set a March 12 sentencing hearing for Gerald, who was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday. ….MORE
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