Source: (2009) Center for Peacemaking Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific University.
Amy Wall was seventeen years old when she was killed by a drunk driver. Now Amy’s younger brother Derrick Wall and Joe Avila, the man who killed Amy, tell the story of her death and the impact that has had on both their lives as a testimony to the tragedies that can happen when people drink and drive. Derrick and Joe met several years after the incident through the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program in Fresno, California, and the meeting brought healing and forgiveness into both of their lives. In this video, they each tell their sides about the incident, their responses to it, the court proceedings and prison, what life was like after sentencing, and how the meeting affected them.
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