I read a news article today in the Daily Mail on line about a mother turning in her son for a fatal hit and run that took the life of a young husband and devastated the young man’s wife.
I personally know the emotional toll that it takes to call the police and turn in your own child for any crime, much less one such as this, where you know that he will (or should) receive a pretty stiff sentence.
Recently, a young man made a video confession about his own guilt as a hit and run driver of a fatal crash, knowing that he would go to prison for several years as a result of his drinking, driving, and causing a man’s death. I applaud that young man for his taking responsibility for his actions, and accepting the consequences and by pleading guilty even against the advice of his attorneys.
I understand, too, the anguish of this young man’s mother in having to turn him in. She did the right thing, of course, but at a tremendous cost to herself.
When we have an offender in our family, a person we love and cherish, and we know that they have committed a crime for which they are not willing to accept responsibility or consequences from this act (or acts) it is painful to the max, we’d do the time for them if we could, but covering it up. when you know about the crime, is even more painful. I applaud this mother for her courage to do the right thing, even at such a tremendous cost to herself. God bless and comfort her.
The mother of a man suspected of being the driver in a fatal hit-and-run last weekend turned him into police this morning.Jose Alberto Guerra-Orta, 29, was arrested today in connection with the death of Hugo Soria, 33, from Dallas County.His body was found on Sunday, a day-and-a-half after he left his East Dallas home to take a walk and clear his head.Guerra-Orta will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident/causing death. His mother turned him in after she recognized the description of the car police were looking for.His arrest comes one day after Hugo Soria’s wife Dara pleaded with the public to find the driver who failed to stop after running over her husband.