After watching these videos, the depth of this tragedy even more clear to me. While I had been outraged upon reading the original news story detailing Justine's attempt to sue the actual victims, I hadn't actually seen the destruction wrought by one young woman's decision.
Ever want to know why you should NEVER text and drive? Not just teens, NO ONE should be texting and driving.
The boyfriend actually makes sense. He says "All your life you're like a puppy you run from BLEEP instead of facing it" Sounds like a pretty accurate assessment if you ask me.
Is Justine remorseless or is she simply acting upon counsel advice not to display any emotion during the trial?
Why did the defense refuse a plea bargain which could have given Justine a four year sentence?
In the end it took just four hours for the jury to unanimously decide that Winter was guilty of both counts of deliberate homicide.
Four months later, a judge sentenced Winter to 30 years in prison, with 15 years suspended. She will be eligible for parole after 7 and a half years, when she's 25.
Thankfully Winter and her father dropped their lawsuit against the Thompson estate but I still can't believe that such a suit was ever initiated.