Deadly Crash Driver Apologizes at Sentencing
Matthew A. Carter was sentenced to 7½ to 15 years behind bars for the deaths of a Bristol man and New York City woman.
On Valentine's Day, a tale of forgiveness played out in Judge Wallace Batemen's courtroom during the sentencing of a man who killed two people in a drunk driving accident in Falls Township, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
The family of one of the victims spoke out and said they forgave Matthew A. Carter, 30, of Bristol Township, for the crime he committted. The message came just moments before Bateman sentenced Carter to 7½ to 15 years in prison for the deaths of Mercer County Corrections Officer Paul Labranche, 46, of Bristol, and his passenger, Confesora Rosario, 45, of New York City, a story in the paper said.
Reports stated Carter applogized for the deaths.
The vehicle the victims were in was pushed off the Route 13 by Carter's Cadallac and flew over a guardrail. The car finally landed on an embankment off Fallsington-Tullytown Road near the North Park section of Levittown. Labranche and Rosario were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected.