Houston, TX — A teenager who hit killed a man while high on bath salts has been sentenced to ten years in prison. That man's widow faced the teen in court for the first time since the crash, Len Cannon has more.
Monchelle Garley, Victim's Wife, "I've been waiting on this moment for a long time to look you in your face again."
Through tears, Monchelle Garley spoke directly to the man who changed her life in an instant.
The moment was captured on video last year. Graye Coody, 19, high on bath salts, slammed his truck into the Garley's car at a Houston gas station.
Monchelle's husband Charles, who was putting air in the tire, died instantly.
Monchelle lost her unborn child.
Monchelle Garley, "I saw my husband's body mangled on the floor. I couldn't touch him, I couldn't talk to him. I couldn't say goodbye because of your act."
Coody pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years, on Wednesday.
Monchelle Garley, "Do I feel like it's fair for you to get 10 years? Absolutely not. Because that man is gone, my child is gone, and you'll be able to move forward."
Monchelle told Coody she was not interested in hearing his apology, but demanded that he get to know God and become, like her, an advocate against the use of bath salts, "I pray that when you get out that you become part of that. That you become an advocate against bath salts. That you work hard to make sure that nobody else goes through the pain that you caused. That's all I want you to understand is that this pain is real. Remember my face, because I can't forget yours."