Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Paralyzed Girl’s Letter to Drunk Driver Brings Jury to Tears

Last summer, 9-year-old Xitclalli “Chilli” Vasquez was paralyzed from the chest down after a drunk driver collided head-on with the car she was riding in. At his sentencing last week, Vasquez read a letter she wrote to the driver. Before she was through reading, everyone in the Fort Worth courtroom, including the driver himself, was in tears.