On April 19, 2007, Mosher received a twelve month sentence and time already served will be counted toward her sentence. She’ll also pay $1,000 in fines.
The Indiana woman was initially accused of murdering Cornelius Martin and Brooks Mitchell and wounding Bill Leachman when she crossed the center line on Highway 79 in Logan County, Ky., last June.
On April 13, a jury found Mosher not guilty to DUI, wanton endangerment, wanton murder, second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault.
Mosher was only found guilty to possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At the final sentencing hearing today, the families of Cornelius Martin and Brooks Mitchell were given the opportunity to speak out about the crash, the trial and the verdict.
Amber Martin recounts the moments where she only knew that her father had been in an accident. Thinking he was still alive, she was frantically searching for him in every hospital.
“I talked to my brother Chad. He was in Arizona at the time and he said ‘Amber, why can’t you find Dad,’ and it wasn’t until that minute that I thought my dad could be dead,” Amber recalled. She didn’t know her father had died until 4 p.m. that afternoon.
As Amber lashed out in anger, Mosher hung her head and never made eye contact.
“You decided to smoke marijuana, drive a vehicle while impaired and show no remorse. You murdered my father,” Amber said.
Amber said the damage to her father’s body was so traumatic they had to use a veil at his funeral.
“My dad’s face was swollen. My dad had the most beautiful dimples. I remember his most defining dimple was on the side he was hit, and his face was swollen,” Amber said.
Brooks Mitchell’s daughter Caroline said she forgives Mosher.
“I hate that this happened. I hate that my dad is not here. I hate everything about this, but I don’t hate you,” Caroline said.
Even though Mosher’s sentence is final, both families hope that legislation will be passed to make it tougher on those who drive under the influence of drugs.
“We know she had it in her system. We know the amount, but because there’s nothing there, it’s not like alcohol, point eight or point something else. I think the fact that its not there is why she’s going to be back on the roads again,” Caroline said.
“It is my major desire that something will be done in the justice system that people who drug on the road will be taken off for a lengthy period of time,” Cornelius’s brother, Howitt Martin said.
Mosher’s plea date is May 3, 2007. She’ll go to trial for possession of marijuana, contraband and promoting contraband on May 7, 2007.
To view Mickey Mosher's final sentencing in it's entirety, click on the following link:
Mosher Final Sentencing
And to view interviews with Caroline Lusk and Howitt Martin, click on the following link:
Mosher claimed to smoking marijuana for 32 years to relieve her back pain. Curious as to how this drug helped her pain? Click here to read about medical marijuana use.
It is uncertain as to how long before the accident occurred, Mosher smoked marijuana.
Click here to read NORML's reports on just how dangerous drugged-driving is.
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