Good news, folks, we have a resolution! We went to court on Monday April 9 expecting to have to come back on April 16 but there was good news: the defendant, now 18, agreed to plead guilty to one charge of vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor. He was given formal probation, and his sentence is: 200 hours of community service (most likely speaking to teens about distracted driving and what his one mistake caused), and a 1-year license suspension. He'll have his own probation officer and will be closely monitored. This sentence is apparently one of the strictest he could have gotten, so we are pleased - as pleased as we can be under the circumstances I guess. I'm glad he'll be off the roads for a year, at least. Nothing can bring Bryan back but I for one am glad that the defendant got his sentence; it is great that this thing is over with. Now we, Bryan's family, can focus on all the good times we had with him and the humor and light he brought to our lives instead of thinking about the next court date... I really miss him so much. The emptiness really sets in sometimes. Anyway, thanks for reading, and all your prayers. They're much appreciated!