Loretta Robinson is a grieving mother in South Carolina after her oldest son was killed by a drunk driver, and to make matters worse, she received a bill for $50 to clean up her son’s blood off the road.
Justin Walker, the mother’s deceased son, was not found at fault for the accident. The accused driver, Anna Gonzalez, tearfully pleaded guilty in court last Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported.
According to MSNBC, the undocumented woman had been living in the United States for 12 years, but never got a South Carolina driver’s license. Gonzalez was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Robinson was on hand in court to express her outrage at the bills she’s received since losing her son.
“I had to pay to have the vehicle towed. I had to pay for the vehicle removed and to clean up the street from Justin’s blood,” Robinson said. According to WYFF, she also paid to have the wrecked car stored for months in case there was a trial.
The South Carolina State Office of Victims Assistance offers a combined total of up to $15,000 for medical, funeral, counseling and wage compensation for the families of victims of crime.
According to NBC Greenville, she received some money from the victim’s assistance office, but it did not cover the costs of cleanup or storage.