Faith, forgiveness, and healing - it's the path an Andersonville mother has been on since last December, when a drunk driver killed her son.
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00:00 You know as much as I'm -- -- wouldn't wish
00:02 back the key here -- I believe an eternity and life
00:07 after death and turn them he's at peace. A family who
00:11 lost their son in a drunk driving -- says they found
00:15 forgiveness for his killer through their faith. Thank you for watching
00:19 I'm John Becker Robin will -- is on assignment tonight. Faith
00:22 forgiveness and healing it's -- -- and Andersonville mother has been
00:26 on since last December when a drunk driver killed her son.
00:30 Army private first class and east Tennessee native Austin nick Reynolds
00:34 was killed walking home from a bar just before Christmas last
00:37 year. Captain David Elliott was dropped he hit nick Reynolds and
00:41 kept driving police eventually arrested him prosecutors didn't have a strong
00:46 case and -- could've avoided jail time instead. He took responsibility
00:51 for his actions and expressed remorse last week before going to
00:55 jail he came face to face with -- his victim's family.
00:59 And they embraced him. WB -- continues reporter Erin -- has
01:03 more from a mother who lost her son about the importance
01:06 of forgive. Yes. And I thought our. Good day if it
01:11 wants -- smiled and -- -- -- and learn. -- --
01:17 Trees to make Reynolds prayed with her family last Friday before
01:21 attending this sentencing hearing for the man accused of killing her
01:24 son in December. She didn't know army captain David Elliott would
01:28 plead guilty and accept responsibility for the death of 21 year
01:31 old Austin -- Reynolds. -- could -- fought the charges and
01:35 avoided jail time instead he said he felt so remorseful he
01:38 confessed to the crime. -- and wind you know we saw
01:43 hand and he was since the year he he he knew.
01:50 He couldn't have. Pretended. And the emotion that -- shared an.
01:58 When I'm following. -- act kitten that was all I can
02:02 do with sent him. Big Reynolds admits that her -- stands
02:05 to embrace the man who killed their son and maybe shocking
02:08 -- It was god and and that's all I can't it's
02:13 not natural. It's not normal on I'm sure there's people that.
02:17 And gore probably crazy she says choosing forgiveness is an easy
02:21 but her family's faith in god please help them heal and
02:25 find peace that we. Been angry leave them. Cried out you
02:31 know log on I didn't and we'd have our our moments
02:36 and and it's just her hearing it since the power of
02:40 god -- any fear Christian and you believe. What you say.
02:46 He'll make a play and make the impossible things possible. --
02:50 Reynolds says he takes character to do with David Elliott did.
02:54 She believes -- would want her to forgive him. I believe
02:58 in eternity and laugh after death and turn them -- at
03:02 peace he's happy. Enjoy and laugh so much more and then
03:08 one day we will get to see me again. In Andersonville
03:11 -- right WBI on ten news. -- can -- partners in
03:16 Clarksville say -- will spend one year in jail and five
03:19 years on state probation he'll lose his license for six years.
03:23 -- to make Reynolds says is David Elliott is in her
03:26 prayers she plans to send him a Bible and write to
03:29 him while he's in jail.