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Woman who hit 3 boys with car apologizes to victims' families

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Christina Morgan appears for third parole hearing Christina Morgan appears for third parole hearing
Drunk driver hits three young boys in 2002 Drunk driver hits three young boys in 2002
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(WMC) - A woman who ran three boys over with her car in May 2002 apologized to the victims' families for the first time on Wednesday.

During an emotional parole hearing, Christina Morgan addressed the boys' families.

"I apologize for my actions," she said. "When I was younger, I lived a reckless lifestyle. However, through the years, I've changed."

Two of the children died, one of whom was Edgar Akpotu. Edgar's mother, Maria Akpotu, spoke directly to Morgan during the parole hearing.

"My hands are washed of you, Christina Morgan," said Maria, who is upset that Morgan is already having her third parole hearing even though she is only 12 years into a nearly 20-year sentence. Maria said she is not coming back to another one. "I don't want to see you ever again. I don't want to see you. You have suffered me and punished me more than I think I deserve. I don't know why the system has allowed you to do this to us."

Another victim's mother added, "I do have mercy for you, Christina. I feel for you for everything that I'm hearing today, but I still do not hear rehabilitated."

Malcolm Williams Jr. also died in the tragedy. His parents say the experience traumatized their family.

"There's a sowing and a reaping process," said Malcolm Williams Sr. "She sowed the seed and she's just reaping them by trying to get off earlier instead of doing her time."

Morgan's boyfriend says the couple plans to marry if and when she is released.

"I think she deserves another chance to be free and I'm sure she wouldn't make the same mistake again," he said.

"I keep them [the victims] dear to me every day and I keep them in my heart and I pray for you every single day," Morgan said to the victims' families.

Two of the seven members on the hearing panel voted on Wednesday. The others will review the recording of the nearly 60 minute proceeding and cast their votes.

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