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Woman whose husband died in crash offers hug to driver responsible

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ATLANTA - "The only thing I would say is that I wish I had known Glen Walker." Those were Judge Patsy Porter’s words inside a Atlanta area courtroom Thursday.
People gasped when she spoke but that wasn't the only surprising thing that happened. Afterwards the woman who caused the accident admitted it in court by pleading guilty and then, the victim's widow hugged her.

Tamara Matthews was behind the wheel of an out-of-control minivan that slammed into Walker's family car in  Fulton County back in 2011.

Matthews' 16-year-old son died in the crash and Glen Walker, a husband and father of two, also died. His wife, Sandra, suffered a life-altering brain injury.

Sandra told the judge she misses walker terribly, but forgives Matthews. Tamara Matthews told the Sandra Walker she's deeply sorry. Matthews will spend the next 36 months on probation and has been sentenced to complete 500 hours of community service. Walker agreed with the sentence and said she didn't want Matthews to be taken from the children she still has after losing her teenage son.


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