He accepted the plea!! I'm so happy!! Particularly, I'm happy that we are not going to trial.
Seeing him....well, I didn't throw up, so that's good. It was very different than I expected. Of course I was nervous, but surprisingly I found myself feeling compassionate for him. His future must feel so bleak...all because of one very bad choice. He was soft spoken and polite to the judge. The judge asked him at least 50 questions to which he always answered "yes, sir."
Afterwards the prosecutor and my victim's advocate spent some time talking with us and answering our questions. Sentencing will be March 8th, so Jared and I will begin to prepare ourselves and our statements for that day. We appreciate you all so much! We feel so supported and loved!