10-30 Victim’s Impact Statement

Six months ago today, Jason turned 32.  At 9:30 in the morning, he died in a stupid, preventable car accident. I am supposed to summarize a lifetime in a few minutes.  This is yet another impossible task in six-month’s worth of impossible tasks.  I could spend hours telling you about Jason, about the person he…

10-21 Legal Update: Sentencing

On October 30th, six months to the day from Jason’s death, the first of the two drivers will be sentenced. Rahim Meekins took a plea deal two weeks ago.  He will be sentenced to 92 months for two felonies.  He will serve the first third in prison, and assuming he has good behavior, he will…

10-21 Right-handed Driving

I used to drive left handed.  I don’t know if I drove this way because I learned to drive on a manual and needed the right hand to shift, or if this is a habit I developed later.  I know that in the Camry, the space between the seat and the window and the steering…

10-15 Legal Update Part Something

I went to court twice last week.  It was less emotional than I was anticipating.  But it still sucked. Court seems to be a lot of hurry up and wait.  On Monday, we arrived at 8:30 to go meet the Victim’s Advocate, Deanna, at her office, but we ended up running into her in the…

10-7 More Legal Things

At 8:45 on Monday morning, Meekins is pleading guilty to 4 felonies and taking a 92 month sentence.  If we’d gone to trial and won, his sentence could have been up to 147 months.  This is a plea bargain that saves the risk of losing and the pain of going over this again and again. …

10-5 Legal Update: Plea Deal

The legal proceedings in the first of the two criminal cases are moving along faster than anyone anticipated they would.  I was warned that we could be doing this for the next year and to brace myself for that.  I feel like I needed to brace myself for the short option as well. On Monday,…