Mom to drugged driver who killed daughter: "We don't hate you"
The mother of a teenager killed by a homeless man last June in a car wreck in Apple Valley told the man in court on Friday that she didn't hate him, and didn't want him to go to jail for what he did.
And the judge agreed.
Darah Lynn Robertson, 19, was on her way home after giving a ride to a friend too drunk to drive when Bruce Vaughn Moore, a homeless 60-year-old high on an anti-anxiety drug, caused the 3 a.m. three-car collision on June 7.
"We don't hate you, Mr. Moore," Nada Robertson, of Farmington, said of the daughter she lost. "It was a horrible mistake and we have all suffered a tremendous loss. I'm as sorry for you as I am for us. We forgive you, and in my heart I know that Darah forgives you, too."
District Judge Mary Theisen sentenced Moore to a four-year stayed prison sentence and 10 years of probation -- with a lot of conditions. If he fails on those conditions, then he's off to prison, Theisen said.