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03/30/07

Judge Sentences Jack Barfield

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Jack Barfield guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide Jack Barfield guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide

Two years in jail that's the sentence for a Bryan County man convicted of killing a woman and her five year old son in a car crash. A judge found Jack Barfield guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide for the crash that killed Ginger Reagin and her 5 year old son Garrett.

Today the same judge sent him to prison.

It was a grueling day for both the Reagin and Barfield family as one person after another took the stand.

First, was Stephen Reagin, father of five year old Garrett Reagin, he described what it was like to lose his son.

"I remember the pain your honor and I live with that everyday," said Reagin.

"I will never again here him tell me he love me and I'll never be able to tell him that I love him," said Reagin.

Next, Ginger Reagin's sister Roxanne Williams spoke about the day of the crash and what the last two years have been like without her best friend and nephew by her side.

"None of our lives my family, my mom and dad husband nobody has been the same or will we be the same, we lost them they were taken from us," said Williams.

Then family and friends took the stand for the defense. Many who know Barfield say that he is a kind and good hearted person that made a terrible mistake. He lost control of his vehicle which killed Ginger and Garrett Reagin and injured James Mock.

Even Jack Barfield took the stand apologizing to the Reagin family for what he did.

"Because of my actions Ginger and Garrett Reagin died and I will have to live with that for the rest of my life," said Barfield.

"I came to apologize to everyone who has lost a loved one a friend and a family member," said Barfield.

Then the moment everyone was waiting for, Jack Barfield was sentenced to 30 to 60 months in probation detention center. Once released he will be on probation for the next twenty years, and will have to speak at high schools about what happened on the morning Ginger and Garrett Reagin were killed.

The Reagin family didn't want to go on camera but said they felt judges decision was fair, and Stephen Reagin wishes Jack Barfield would have to go to other schools and speak besides Bryan county, to send a message to all teens to slow down.

Emily Mosley who officers say was racing with Jack Barfield when the crash happened was also charged with vehicular homicide. Her trail date has not been set. We will let you know what happens.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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