Regarding the July 30 news article “Mistrial request fails to stop drinking trial”: A picture is worth a thousand words. There is no way the people on the jury could have put the picture of the dead body out of their minds.
I have spoken to DWI classes, school health classes and driver’s ed classes for more than 20 years since my only two sons and a friend died in a drunk-driving crash in 1990. All were drunk.
I was able to get the police photos of my sons’ crash. These show their dead bodies. Thousands of teenagers and those convicted of DWI have seen them.
Recently at a class for those convicted of DWI, one person wrote on the survey: “Photos were shocking and really made you think about the consequences of your decisions.” The one thing teens and adults can’t forget in my presentation is the graphic photos of the dead bodies of my sons and their friend.
Geraldine A. Mudge