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Ever since 42-year-old Jennifer Parsons was killed in a head-on crash on Kunia Road on New Year’s Day 2011, her mother has been in a nightmare.
“My life had changed completely. She’s my youngest daughter and I was hoping that she’d be the one to bury me when I die. And then this happened,” Parsons’ mother Juanita Colon said.
Honolulu prosecutors say Pulu Sese was speeding and drunk when he lost control of his vehicle, crashing into and killing Parsons and his own brother.
“One of the horrible tragedies in this case that one of his own brothers, I believe he was 12 years old at the time, was a passenger in his vehicle and was ejected and killed,” prosecutor Dean Young said.
Sese apologized to both families in court before Judge Wilson handed down the 10-year prison sentence for two counts of negligent homicide.
“To the Parsons family, I want to apologize. I never meant for that to happen. If I could go back in time… I apologize from the bottom of my heart. To my family, I want to apologize for putting you through this,” Sese said.
After the sentencing, the sisters and youngest surviving brother of the Sese family apologized to Parsons’ surviving mother, daughter and brother, asking for forgiveness.