Tuesday morning was an emotional day for friends and family of Ashley Ballester, as they watched the man they believed was responsible for her untimely death, appear in court.
"I don't know, I can't say anything now," said Sonia Acevedo.
A close friend of Ballester, the 19-year-old pregnant mother who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, is at a loss for words after seeing Michael Wingfield for the first time in court on Tuesday.
Wingfield is accused of fatally striking Ballester and her daughter with his car on Sumner Avenue.
At the time of the accident, Ballester was one month pregnant and pushing a stroller with her daughter, just one week shy of her second birthday.
"The family is destroyed, especially her mom. And all the friends and family feel sorry about all this that happened to Ashley, because we love Ashley so much," said Acevedo.
Tuesday morning, Wingfield appeared in court stoned-faced as he stood before a judge facing six charges, including motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death.
"I hope they make justice for the guy who did this to Ashley," said Acevedo.
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