The Illinois State Trooper who was sentenced to probation last week
for a high-speed crash that killed two teenage girls, said today that he pleaded guilty to reckless homicide because he couldn't get a fair trial.
Speaking at a hearing for a civil suit filed against him, Matt Mitchell
also stated he was using "reasonable care" back in 2007 when he reached speeds of 126 m.p.h. while responding to a traffic accident he never made. Instead, Mitchell lost control of his car killing sisters Jessica and Kelli Uhl
, 18 and 13.
He also says he ended his cell phone call (about his daughter's tricycle) prior to the chase.
The Post-Dispatch has more details on Mitchell's arguments today in court. Check 'em here