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Court case about death of one woman's child comes back to the surface after 19 years

Rachel Deville
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 5:30pm

A man has been ordered to report to jail, for something that happened 19 years ago.

Stanley White was involved in a car wreck that killed a 11 month old girl. He was sentenced to 24 months but because of a mistake, White never went to jail!

“Her birthdays coming up may 20th, she would be making 19," said Rachel Deville, the victims mother.

Rachel Deville has been grieving for almost 19 years, that’s when Brittany, her little girl was taken away from her. And now, those memories are haunting her once again.

"It's crazy we were finally in a good place with all of this and then it comes," noted Deville.

It happened on Airline Highway in Gonzales. Stanley White, the driver, was drunk when he hit Deville, killing her daughter. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

“After courts over with then try and move on,” said Deville.

A mistake was made within the Ascension Parish court system, leaving White free to roam the streets. And after the Attorney General got involved, the case has opened once again.

"For her she deserves justice,” stated Deville. “I know it’s been a long time but he plead guilty to it."

And now Deville is looking for some real closure and end to what she says is a nearly two decade long running nightmare.

"Were hoping that it’s taking care of and we can start healing again.”

White will be back in court on Friday.


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