A New York lawyer who took her young daughter to trial over a car crash says she is “stunned” that her daughter has been acquitted.
In an interview with ABC News, attorney Jillian O’Connell said she “can’t believe she’s not dead.”
“I’m just so shocked and so hurt that she’s still there,” O’Connor said.
The father of five said he was told that his daughter was found guilty of reckless driving after the crash happened on February 11.
The car was on a side street when it crashed, killing O’Brien’s daughter and injuring her husband and daughter-in-law.
“I was really shocked, shocked and I was very upset,” Ollie O’Donnell told ABC News.
“She’s going to prison, so she has to serve that sentence.
She’s not going to get out, and I’m very, very upset about that.”
The lawyer also said that she was told she could not appeal the conviction.
The O’Connors said they were able to appeal their daughter’s conviction but are now considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit.
“We’re going to fight for the right to appeal,” Orellyn said.
“I’m going to file a motion for writ of habeas corpus.”
The Ollies said that they are considering filing suit in hopes that they can have their daughter released.
“That’s why we filed the lawsuit,” Olli said.