Grieving mother sees convenience, not conversion

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS | Gordon Sinclair Jr.
SUPPLIED.  Alison Gilbert and her daughter, Amy, 23, who was killed in 2014 while crossing Broadway.
It’s a long weekend, so Alison Gilbert is hoping she can finally finish the family’s victim impact report in her peaceful place: the lake.

But not even at the lake can she escape what she’s been going through since that Saturday in April 2014, when Shane Tyler Recksiedler drove through a red light at Broadway and Donald and killed her only child, 23-year-old Amy Gilbert. But now that Recksiedler has been convicted of dangerous driving causing death, she’s expected to read her statement at the sentencing, which is scheduled for June 22.

Read it out loud as Recksiedler listens.

That’s if the sentencing goes ahead next month. It depends if the pre-sentence report on Recksiedler is ready in time. Although, in a way, Recksiedler has already prepared a video version of his own pre-sentence report.

The one where he claims to have found God.

It was produced just over a year after the collision that took Amy’s life, although he makes no mention of that event.

Or Amy. Continue reading 

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