Loretta Robinson explains the horrifying pain in the aftermath of her son’s death and then having to pay the expense of having the roads cleaned after he was struck by drunk driver. Photo via WYFF 4.
The mother of a son who was killed by a drunk driver in South Carolina last year testified in court on Tuesday in court about bills requiring her to pay for the cleanup of her dead son’s body.
Loretta Robinson explained her unimaginable pain when the call arrived from police that her son, Justin Walker, had been struck and killed by a drunk driver. The suspect, Anna Gonzales, is an illegal immigrant without a drivers license who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Robinson told the court of her emotional anguish and heartache over losing her oldest son which was further compounded by the fact that his death brought about unfair financial obligations, even though her son was the victim. She explained that she was sent a bill for $50 to clean up the blood that was left on the street from her son’s mangled body.
Other financial charges included having to pay for her son’s vehicle to be towed and paying for the car to be in storage in case the police needed it for evidence in the case against Gonzales.
While a victim’s assistance fund covered much of the expense of the funeral it doesn’t cover the cost of cleanup. Robinson wanted to make a point to the court and Gonzales how the pain continues to linger and she feels continually victimized by the actions of Gonzales. She said she doesn’t expect to get any financial help from Gonzales.
Robinson has been unable to work since her son’s accident. The burden of the trauma has reportedly taken it’s toll on her.
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