Sentencing Delayed Again for Bryan Teen Guilty of Intoxication Manslaughter

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

A Bryan teenager charged with intoxication manslaughter has plead guilty, but the victim's family's quest for closure took an unexpected halt.

Anthony Money plead guilty in January for intoxication manslaughter. He killed Darcy Combs' father Ron, a Houston resident, after crashing into his vehicle in Houston back in 2010.

Money's sentencing was set for Tuesday at the Harris County District Attorney's office, but it was canceled less than 24 hours before the hearing.

Combs traveled more than 15 hours with her family from Daytona Beach, Florida to come to the sentencing in hopes of reading the victim's impact statement she has been preparing for weeks.

"I want you to know Mr. Money that dad, or Papa Ron as his grandchildren called him, had lots of living to do," read Darcy from her statement. "He was my hero, he was my mentor, and I miss him everyday. Until this sentencing occurs I can't heal. I don't feel like I can heal until there's some type of closure."

Darcy says it's hard to move on, especially after knowing Money has been out on bond for almost 2 years.

"I forgave Mr. Money the minute it happened. I had some anger issues, but I have forgiven him because I am not going to give that power away. That's what dad would want," said Darcy. "I feel cheated that the sentencing did not occur today like it was supposed to because we keep getting put off longer and longer and we would like to see that taken care of as soon as possible."

The sentencing is now scheduled for March 5th.

"Every time my dad's birthday will roll around, that's what I think of. His birthday was his death day as well," said Darcy who says she is waiting for the day she gets closure.

We contacted the Harris County District Attorney's Office, and they would not tell us why the sentencing was rescheduled.

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