Posted: Apr 8, 2013 2:28 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Apr 8, 2013 6:37 PM
SAN PATRICIO - Hannah Roberts wasn't sure what she would say to the families of three young people killed in a crash last September on I-37 near Mathis. She's facing three counts of manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault for the crash.
Following her pretrial hearing this morning Roberts told us, "I don't know what to say." "I couldn't even imagine what I could possibly say to them because nothing is going to make it okay," she continued.
Investigators say Roberts' Honda veered across the median, went airborne and landed on a Volkswagen headed in the opposite direction. One of Roberts' passengers and two women in the Volkswagen were killed.
The mother of one victim was in court for today. Jessica Dominguez says, "I didn't see any reaction from her at all, I didn't see anything, no remorse, no nothing," Dominguez said.
Dominguez is now raising her 2-year-old granddaughter after her 18-year-old daughter Celest's life was taken.
"I just hope she realizes what she's done and she's taken so many children's lives, these were kids that were going to college making something out of themselves," Dominguez said.
Today a judge ordered Roberts has 24 hours to put an ignition interlock into her father's car - which she's not supposed to drive but does have access to - something Celest's mom says is not a strong enough punishment.
"You got to pay the consequences for what you do. This was an accident that could've been prevented," Dominguez said.
Roberts will remain out on a $100,000 bond and is due back in court in two weeks.
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