Yesterday, January 27, 2020, sentence was handed down in Livingston Parish Court to a motorist who killed a motorcyclist and critically injured his passenger.  I, along with MAC president, Bob Courtney, was in the courtroom.

The sentence may cause you outrage.  More on that in a moment.

First…to recap the events leading up to yesterday’s sentencing: In February, 2019, Austin Huber was struck and killed by motorist Emily Easley.  Huber’s passenger, fiancee Brandi Hughes, was severely hurt.  Easley fled the scene and was later charged.  You can see all the details by watching the TV story produced and aired by the LA Rider TV show.  View it by clicking this link:

On Monday, November 18, 2019, a hearing was held in the Livingston Parish Courthouse in the case of Carol Lemay (Austin’s mother) v. Emily Easley.  I was there.

The only charges that would be filed against Emily Easley would be Negligent Homicide and two counts of Felony Hit and Run.  Easley pleaded nolo contendre.  Sentencing was scheduled for January 27, 2020.

That brings us to yesterday’s events in the Livingston Parish Courthouse.  Austin’s mother and his fiancee made impassioned speeches, and Judge Robert H. Morrison, III, was clearly moved.  Nonetheless, he sentenced Easley to only two years in prison.

Two years for taking a life.  Needless to say Austin Huber’s whole family was devastated.

LA Rider will feature the entire updated story in two or three weeks.  Please watch for it.  LA Rider is seen locally on NBC-33 Sunday nights at 11:00 PM.

Meanwhile, please do your part for motorcycle awareness by JOINING the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign.  And the ONLY way to join MAC is with your annual dues of $35.  Joining online is safe and secure.  Just click the link below.

Be safe.