A child and his mother and father died within the crash. Now Cordell Williams’ mom says drunk drivers ought to be financially chargeable for kids left behind
HILLSBORO, Mo. — A Fenton man appeared in court docket Wednesday on DWI expenses linked to the deaths of three folks. Cordell Williams, Lacey Newton and their 4-month-old son, Cordell Jr., had been killed in a crash on Highway 30 on April 13.
Cordell’s mom, Cecilia Williams, spoke in regards to the tragedy and appealed for change exterior the Jefferson County Courthouse.
“They deserve justice. We deserve justice. It’s by no means going to carry them again, however households mustn’t must undergo this,” she stated.
The three had been killed when their automotive was struck from behind on Freeway 30 and pushed into timber by an alleged drunk driver. Police identified that man as David Thurby, 26.
“We’re right here at present to carry consciousness to the legal guidelines and the way unhealthy they should change,” Cecilia Williams stated. “I don’t imagine in plea offers whenever you’re speaking about somebody taking somebody’s life as a result of they’re driving underneath the affect.”
Cordell and Lacey’s supporters turned out with indicators and T-shirts on the Jefferson County Courthouse.
“I’m hoping that it will get consideration and stops folks from driving underneath the affect,” Cecilia Williams stated. “I’m hoping to get the eye of each legislator I can presumably get.”
Williams wish to create a brand new legislation out of all this – Bentley’s Legislation. Bentley is Cordell and Lacey’s oldest little one. This new legislation they take note of would make drunk drivers financially chargeable for surviving kids.
“I perceive that there’s a course of and you must go to court docket,” she stated. “I perceive you might be discovered responsible or not responsible, however whenever you’re speaking about knowingly doing what you probably did, taking that likelihood and taking somebody’s life, there ought to robotically be a compensation for that.”
Thurby is charged with three counts of DWI whereas inflicting the loss of life of one other. His subsequent listening to, in circuit court docket, is about for June 21.