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Driver involved in fatal accident makes public apology

by Brad Underwood - email

The man accused of murder in the alleged drunk driving death of a Pendleton County Commonwealth Attorney apologizes today.

Saying every day since the accident that killed Doug Wright has been a nightmare.     

   Daniel Gabbard fought off tears in his apology.

"Words can't express my remorse and you know my sorrow for what happen that day. If there is anything I could do that could change it I certainly would but I've been living this nightmare everyday and every hour. And I'm just really sorry to the Wright family and my family and all the other people involved. "

     Gbbard faces 20 years to life if convicted of murder charges.

     Right now there is no plea deal on the table and deters says they will take this case to a jury.

  "I will tell you right now that when I stand in front of that jury we are going to ask for a conviction. But we are going to ask for a conviction of not murder."

     The former pastor, husband, and father of two says he will testify in his trial.

 "I'm talking to God everyday and asking him to forgive me and I'm praying for the strength of the Wright family and my family to get through this whole ordeal. "

     His wife Missy of 20 years attempts to fight her emotions.

"Sniffling..I don't know what else."

     A trial date hasn't been set.

 

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