SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A Sacramento mom is indignant after studying the drunken driver who crashed into her killing her unborn child might be launched subsequent month.
He might be launched after serving two years of his six-year sentence.
“Very laborious. Very, very laborious. Actually, she’s the one factor that retains me going proper now,” stated Ciara Villegas.
Even with 6-month-old Aria on her arm, Villegas has a tough time shifting ahead after what occurred close to the intersection of M Avenue and Fourth Avenue two years in the past. Again in April 2019, Ronny Ward crashed his Jeep into Villega’s automotive. She was six months pregnant together with her son RJ on the time.
Villegas prematurely gave beginning to her son two days after the crash. He didn’t survive.
“I’ve had a number of miscarriages proper earlier than that,” Villegas stated.
It’s been greater than two years however the household says the tire marks are nonetheless current from that day, serving as a continuing reminder of what occurred.
“It’s too laborious. It’s even laborious to go see my son’s grave, nonetheless,” Villegas stated.
Ward was convicted of felony DUI. The California Freeway Patrol stated Ward’s blood alcohol content material was greater than thrice the authorized restrict on the time of the crash. He was sentenced to 6 years in jail.
“I wished life. I wished life. I felt like he deserved life,” Villegas stated.
However after solely serving two of these years, FOX40 realized Ward might be launched subsequent month.
Rhonda Campbell with Moms In opposition to Drunk Driving is urging lawmakers to make a change.
“These higher-ups which are making these legal guidelines, all the way in which to the governor, wants to have a look at these folks within the eye and ask them what their life is like,” Campbell stated.
Sacramento County’s district legal professional despatched a letter to the Division of Corrections urging them to disclaim Ward’s early launch.
In a press release to FOX40, a spokesperson for the division would solely say he’s serving his sentence in full as outlined by California legislation.
“He’s the one which sentenced us to the life sentence. He bought off scot-free,” Villegas stated.
MAAD additionally plans to write down letters to the Division of Corrections and the governor asking them to disclaim Ward’s early launch.
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