Vision of dead daughter saves mother’s life

Jarri Clanton, 27, describes why she didn't drive off the road and hurt herself after her 2-month-old daughter was killed in 2015. On Nov. 28, 2018, Alex Noel, the baby's father, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Durham County court.
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Jarri Clanton, 27, describes why she didn't drive off the road and hurt herself after her 2-month-old daughter was killed in 2015. On Nov. 28, 2018, Alex Noel, the baby's father, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Durham County court.

Virginia Bridges covers criminal justice in Orange and Durham counties for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer. She’s worked for newspapers in Florida, Alabama and North Carolina for more than 15 years. In 2017, the N.C. Press Association awarded her first place for beat feature reporting.