The man convicted in a church bus crash in Texas now faces up to 270 years in prison for his actions. 21-year-old Jack Dillon Young pleaded no contest to 13 counts of intoxication manslaughter and one additional count of intoxication assault.
According to toxicology reports, Young had smoked marijuana and taken twice the prescribed dose of his medication prior to the crash in March of 2017.
Young’s defense attorney, Rogelio Munoz, asked for the mercy of the court and say that his doctors did not properly monitor his medication.
The bus was traveling southbound after a senior retreat when Young hit them going northbound. It was reported that prior to the accident he had been driving erratically prior to the crash.
Young’s sentencing hearing began Wednesday, November 8th, 2018 in Uvalde and is expected to last through the end of the week.