A Georgia mother could face up to 3 years in prison for jaywalking with her son moments before he was struck by a drunk driver and killed.
Raquel Nelson, 30, was convicted on July 12 of second-degree vehicular homicide, reckless conduct, and failure to use a crosswalk during the incident in April 2010.
The drunk driver, Jerry Guy, spent 6 months in prison after pleading guilty to two hit-and-runs. Nelson will be sentenced Tuesday.
“I’ve had to accept that he’s gotten six months,” Nelson said Monday in an emotional interview on NBC’s “Today” show. “There’s nothing I can do about it.”
“I’ve had to forgive that portion of it. However, I think to come after me so much harder than they did him, it’s a slap in the face. This will never end for me,” she said.