really rose" to the level of involuntary manslaughter, she said.
Yesterday, Enguillado's attorney, David Beckwith, suggested that Walsh was
partly to blame because one witness testified that he was not in the
crosswalk. "This was not intentional. . . . The bicyclist didn't see Mr.
Enguillado, and Mr. Enguillado did not see the bicyclist," Beckwith said.
But four government witness said they saw Walsh in the crosswalk, so
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karin Hoppmann asked for jail time. "The
defendant has by his actions taken away something that cannot be replaced," she said.
After the brief hearing in Alexandria federal court, Enguillado approached
Miller, now 38, and sought to apologize.
"I did not intend this to happen. I am not an aggressive driver. I am not a
bad person," he said. "I won't forget this for the rest of my life."
Miller replied, "I believe you didn't mean for this to happen," but she
said later that the accident "isn't something you ever get over."
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