TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A schoolteacher stepped forward Monday and admitted she was the hit-and-run driver who apparently struck four children as they crossed the street. Two of the youngsters died.
In an apology addressed to the children's mother, 28-year-old Jennifer Porter said at a news conference: "I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain. I know there is nothing I can do to bring your precious sons back."
Her lawyer, Barry Cohen, said Porter was too scared to stop after the accident last Wednesday. "No one knows how he or she will react in the face of what Jennifer was faced with," Cohen said, adding Porter was "frightened beyond imagination."