Scott Folkerts Sentenced for 2013 Lubbock Death
Monday, Scott Folkerts, 32, of Lubbock was sentenced to six years in prison for the 2013 death of Drew Baize after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter last week.
Folkerts is being monitored by a GPS ankle bracelet according to his attorney Daniel Hurley who is in the process of filing a motion for an appeal.
"We thought it was a case that merited probation, we understand why the family was opposed to that and that's why these tough decisions sometimes a judge has to make," said Hurley (quote via Everything Lubbock).
A police report states that at the time of the accident in April of 2013, Folkerts was driving more than 100 miles per hour and crashed into several vehicles at 82nd Street and Slide Road. Baize died at the scene, while two other people were injured in the crash.
According to KAMC News, Baize's mother Myrna Hill gave a victim impact statement Monday, she recalled to the court what her son was like. She stated: "He was a super person, he was 36 when this crash occurred, Drew never asked for much."
Hill also spoke directly to Folkerts during the statement, wishing him to choose goodness in his life as he went forward.
"As I was telling Scott in the courtroom, he and I both, and every one of us, we have a choice because there's a spirit of evil and a spirit of good for each one of us," she said.