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November 27, 2013

Ind. officer gets 13 years in fatal crash

He would not accept responsibility for being intoxicated.

(Continued)

"I don't have my best friend. I don't have my husband," she said. "I couldn't build my life again. It will never be the same."

Wells' mother asked the judge to give Bisard the maximum sentence.

"My son's freedom was ripped away by David Bisard's actions that day," Mary Wells said. "There is no sentence long enough or punishment severe enough that could possibly compensate for my daily torment."

Bisard's wife, Lora, cried while testifying about how the crash and criminal case affected the couple's two young daughters, saying the family prayed daily for the crash victims and their families. She asked for treatment for her husband rather than long-term prison term.

Mary Mills Weekly survived the crash but said it changed her life forever. She said she had to learn to walk again. She said she is in constant pain and said the medicine she takes diminishes her quality of life.

The case was moved to Fort Wayne in northeastern Indiana because of extensive pretrial publicity in Indianapolis.

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