Media Reports about Sherri Glover's Fatal Crash and Court Cases.
Courtesy of Mike Browning and WKRN News 2. www.WKRN.com, Nashville
Family and friends stand up for victim at drunk driver's sentencing
Copyright 2005 WKRN News 2. Used by permission.
By Mike Browning for News 2 at 4 pm. 1.4.05On Sunday, June 22, 2003
With two prior DUI convictions already, Jimmy Nall plead guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide by intoxication. His BAC of .36 was 3 1/2 times the legal limit the day Sherri was killed.
On Tuesday, her parents weren't the only ones in the courtroom. Around 40 friends also stood to be recognized as supporters.
Sherri's friend Suzanne Angele said, "[I'm here] to fight for my friend, and to make sure that this man spends some time behind bars."
Under the plea bargain, Nall also agreed to receive materials on Sherri's life, including a large photo to be posted in his prison cell.
"I'm glad he's keeping my daughter's photograph to remind him that when he gets out of the jail he should never drink," said Sherri's mother Yuko Glover.
Sherri's father Steve Glover said, "We want him to wake up and see her picture and we want him to go to sleep when he sees her picture so that he'll know that person who's not here."
Sherri's friends gathered in the Williamson County Court rotunda after a year and a half effort to keep her memory strong and keep Nall in jail. But they say the fight won't end on Tuesday.
Sherri's friend Michelle Mardem said, "I'm concerned with the parole when we reach that point, what we can do to ensure he will not repeat drinking and driving again."
Supporters of Sherri Glover say they're dedicated to keeping Jimmy Nall in prison and off the roads as long as possible. Under the state sentencing structure, Nall will be eligible for parole in three years.
Steve Glover says his daughter was killed by a man who had two prior DUI convictions, and he shouldn't have been out on the road in the first place.
"We need to have tougher laws to keep people from going out and committing these DUI's over and over again," he said.
Friends say if Nall had been kept from drinking and driving, Sherri Glover would still be riding, and would still be giving to charity work.
Steve Glover said, "More than anything we want to prevent this from happening to another family."
In addition to Glover's family and friends, the former president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving also attended Nall's sentencing. Millie Webb says justice in these cases is always difficult, but says at least Nall will serve prison time and lose his license for 10 years.