Man charged in Calera manslaughter case receives 25 years in prison

By: Ethan Hutchins Email
By: Ethan Hutchins Email

BRYAN COUNTY,OK -- The man charged in the killing of a mother and daughter in an accident last year was sentenced Wednesday.

Jesus Garcia Jr. was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the deaths of Kelly Spielman and her 13-year-old daughter Skyla Fisher.

At the intersection of McKinley Street and Highway 69/75, on August 25th 2013, Spielman's car was broadsided by a pickup driven by Garcia.

An affidavit states that Garcia was driving recklessly on southbound 69/75, ran a red light, and hit Spielman's white sedan; killing her daughter instantly, seriously injuring her six-year-old son Riley and critically injuring Spielman, who later died at the hospital.

"Everyday he has to get up and look in the mirror, and know he's responsible for what happened," said Ken Fisher.

Ken and Sandra Fisher are Skyla Fisher's grandparents. They appeared in court to tell the judge how the crash has devastated their family.

"This is the last thing we can really do for her. So we have to do it," said Sandra Fisher.

Skyla's six-year old brother Riley survived the crash, but sustained life-changing injuries.

Sandra says Skyla was a special girl.

"Ever since she was a little girl, you could tell she was going to be outstanding," said Sandra Fisher.

The affidavit says, after officers searched Garcia's truck, they found marijuana, which Garcia later admitted to using before the collision.

After officers interviewed him, he was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the 1st degree.

We tried to speak to some of Garcia's family but no one would comment on camera.

As for Skyla's grandparents, they have forgave Garcia for what he did and hope he can learn to forgive himself.

"Live your life they way it should be lived, and think about what you did," said Ken Fisher.


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