'I wish I could hate you': Parents face man convicted in Lamborghini crash
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Sentencing is set Friday for a man charged with killing his passenger in a 2016 Lamborghini car crash.
Jason Adams agreed in court in late April to plead guilty to vehicular homicide in exchange for a 10 year sentence.
The family of the deceased passenger, Kristi Lirette, showed up to court in yellow, her favorite color.
Diana Lirette, Kristi Lirette's mother, gave an impact statement directed to Adams.
"It truly is the most horrible, lonely pain I've ever felt," Diana Lirette said. "My heart hurts so much sometimes I think I'm going to have a heart attack."
Diana Lirette said the past 25 months have been the worst of her life.
"I feel guilty for living. Life for me is a constant struggle," Diana Lirette said.
The rest of Kristi Lirette's family broke into tears as Diana Lirette spoke.
Diana Lirette said that Adams has not been forthright regarding the incident. She said that he was not just a good person that something bad happened to.
"I'm not mad at Jason Adams. Mostly I'm just sad,'disgusted and disappointed," Diana said. "Shame on you Jason Adams. Shame on you. She (Kristi) lay dead all alone for 12 hours."
Diana Lirette emphasized that Adams had no idea the effect his decision had on her and her family's lives.
"I want this punishment to be life changing and hard," Diana Lirette said.
Kristi's father Brett Lirette also gave a statement, forgiving Adams.
"I wish I could hate you. I want to in the worst way," Brett Lirette said. "But I don't hate you. I'm sad."
Brett Lirette went on to say that he learned about his daughter's death after her brother read a story online about a car accident that killed a 23-year-old.
"Wouldn't a friend make a call? Communicating in some fashion how sorry they were about what happened to them?" Brett Lirette said to Adams.
Brett Lirette continued to say that although he forgave Adams, he would never forget the pain Adams brought to his family.
Adams accepted a plea deal as part of his guilty plea. He will serve five of the 10 years in the sentence with five years being suspended. After serving Adams will serve three years probation.
The judge also said Adams must pay a $15,000 fine.
Throughout the family's impact statements Adams' wife sat motionless. She began to cry once Adams was taken into custody.
Adam's was pat down in front of the family before being taken into custody.
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