Cacie Barras McGrew's mother, Cindy Barras, released a statement about the YouTube video 43 year old Wade Lohse posted explaining why he walked out of court as his trial was about to begin and never returned.
"First of all, he didn't show true remorse and the justice system cannot be wrong on all of your wrong doings. If you're so innocent, why did you leave? You had a lawyer there for you. Evidently, you felt like things weren't going to go your way. You're trying to say you're more knowledgeable than the justice system. If you're not such a bad man, why are you on the most wanted list? Own up to your own doings so that our family can put this behind us. What does her not dying on the scene have to do with anything? She has a daughter that will get exposed to this if it doesn't end. Come out of hiding and be a man. I suggest him to read the Bible instead of him studying the justice system so much."
The video has been embedded above and can bee seen on You Tube by clicking here.
Vehicular Homicide Suspect Walks Out of Court Room
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP)- U.S. marshals have joined the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in the hunt for a 43-year-old Youngsville man who walked away from his trial on a vehicular homicide charge.
Deputy Marshal Corey Britt said Friday there's a reward for information leading to Wade Lohse's arrest.
He says Lohse has convictions in New Jersey including carjacking and aggravated assault on police and in Pennsylvania for burglary. He also has a New Orleans conviction as a felon who had a firearm.
He's charged with killing a Lafayette woman by driving drunk. Lohse walked out of that trial March 25.
Lohse is described as white, 5-foot-11, 210 pounds, and considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 337-319-4086 or 337-251-6921.
Driver Arrested on Vehicular Homicide in death of Cacie Barras
Lafayette Police arrested 42 year old Wade Barrett Lohse of Lafayette for Vehicular Homicide. Traffic investigators received the results of Lohse's blood alcohol level, which place him over the legal limit. Lohse was operating the Jeep Cherokee that crashed into the vehicle being operated by Cacie Barras. Barras died as a result of the injuries received in the crash.
Original Release: June 11, 2012
On June 10, 2012, Lafayette Police responded to a vehicle crash in the 400 Block of Youngsville Highway. Information gathered at the scene indicates that a silver Jeep Cherokee was traveling South on Youngsville Highway. For unknown reasons, the Jeep Cherokee crossed the centerline into the path of a white Honda Accord, which was traveling North on Youngsville Highway. The driver and a passenger from the Jeep Cherokee were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Honda Accord was transported to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased. Police have identified the driver of the Honda Accord as Cacie L. Barras (29) Lafayette Louisiana.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department's Traffic Division.
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