Yes, i am the guy who wrote that note on the times free press about my brother, although, it wasn't as serious or traumatic as what you family went through. I am oddly enough tied to this sad event in more than one way. I lived about 10 houses down on Hixson pike from where the tragic accident occurred and remember it vividly. Also, if my information is correct, my uncle and i know one of his relatives, Deena Basetti (spelling?) whom i worked with at greenlife back in 2004.
Although we all move on at some point in life, (die) which is always sad, is it very sad that this man was allowed to walk free, drink and drive, party, and whatever else the past year consequence free until this September, putting other families at risk or harm. I have reviewed his past, and with attempted 1st degree murder, 3 or 4 dui's (i can't remember how many) aggravated assault (on my brother), and vehicular homicide, one would hope and assume that he will not see the sky for a very long time. I am a forgiving person, but i also believe in vindication and justice.
I hope that you're family has become closer after that day, and shared more love and time together than ever before.
The assault charge from 2008 was against my brother. He assaulted him outside of my brothers place of employment over $20. He nearly killed my brother as he stood on his neck with his foot until my brother stopped breathing. He had to be transported to the hospital. This guy is a MENACE TO SOCIETY and the judges need to step up and be accountable for letting this troubled person out of jail the first time. I don't see why people that commit lesser crimes stay in jail for months or years, and someone who has had attempted 1st degree murder, 4 dui's, aggravated assault, and vehicular homicide free to get drunk and party again. Do the Maddux family and my family justice, and PUT THIS FOOL AWAY FOR A LONG TIME ! WHAT IS MY TAX MONEY PAYING YOU TO DO, PLAY GOLF?