MADISON COUNTY, IN – Officer James Foutch has finally pleaded guilty after prosecutors say he was speeding at 90 mph while on drugs, causing a fatal crash.
The killing happened in 2014, and Officer Foutch was initially given a “suspension.”
He pleaded guilty this week to reckless homicide and criminal recklessness.
There were several other charges stacked against him, which were dropped after his guilty plea.
Those charges included operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance, causing serious bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance, and causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Jesse Sperry and his pregnant wife, Rebecca Sperry, were about to have a child together.
They never expected their lives to be tragically destroyed when Officer Foutch came speeding at them.
Officer Foutch impacted into them and killed Jesse.
Rebecca, who was pregnant at the time, was seriously injured, and had to undergo a C-section operation in order for the child to be delivered.
The child, Autumn, will now grow up without a father.
Rebecca never had the chance to spend the rest of her life with Jesse.
Prosecutors say that Officer Foutch had popped pharmaceutical pills and then started speeding around criminally at 90 mph.
He crashed into the back of the Sperry family’s car.
The fact that he was “suspended” rather than fired and convicted in short order is a testament to how police can get away with virtually anything.
Now that he has finally plead guilty, he is scheduled to be sentenced in mid-September of 2015.
We can’t help but suspect that he will get a very light sentence. We wouldn’t be surprised if he were allowed to start patrolling the streets again soon. Time will tell.
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