“It’s a tragedy, but frankly had calmer heads prevailed in either car we wouldn’t be here today,” said defense attorney William Linka. “It’s horrible for Mr. Fisher’s family and Mr. Sessoms has expressed that at every opportunity. I think that’s part of what went into his guilty plea today.”
“We are grateful to those who stopped to help Chris after the accident and the witnesses that told the story of what took place,” said Fisher’s family in a statement following Tuesday’s hearing. “Nothing will bring Chris back to us, but we are relived that Mr. Sessoms has taken responsibility for his actions.”
Sessoms faces up to 20 years in prison when he is formally sentenced in a hearing scheduled for July 11, 2012.