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11/28/05

Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Deaths of Teacher, Son

Ginger and Garrett Reagin. Ginger and Garrett Reagin.
Emily Mosley Emily Mosley
Jack Barfield Jack Barfield
Members of the Reagin family outside the courthouse. Members of the Reagin family outside the courthouse.

It was an emotional day at the Bryan County Courthouse. This morning, a judge arraigned two teenagers on vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of a 36-year-old Lanier Primary School teacher and her five-year-old son.

Holding one another was the only comfort family members could give each other after seeing the two teenagers face to face, both being arraigned on vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of Ginger Reagin and her son Garrett.

"If there is one thing that I could get across to the people that are responsible for this, is that these were real people, this was a mother and child," said Garrett's grandmother, Nancy Reagin.

Back in April, police say 19-year-old Jack Barfield and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Emily Mosley, were racing their vehicles down Highway 280 right outside the town of Pembroke when they came up behind another vehicle. Investigators claim Mosley swerved into the right lane while Barfield swerved into oncoming traffic, slamming head on into Reagin's SUV, killing both mother and son.

"This family's lives have been forever altered by this tragedy," Nancy told us.

Both Barfield and Mosley pleaded not guilty to the charges.

And after Emily Mosley walked into the courtroom with a smile on her face, the grandmother of five-year-old Garrett questioned whether the two teens really understood the weight behind the charges they face. "To me, in my opinion, they didn't show, they didn't show any sense of remorse," she said. "They didn't seem to grasp the concept that two very beautiful people are dead and my son's life is devastated, all our lives are devastated."

Both Barfield and Mosley are free on bond. We'll bring you the latest on this case at it makes its way through the court system.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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