Terrance Trent: Don’t ‘harm yourself in eternity by sending me to prison’

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Terrance Trent suggests in a letter that a judge’s immortal soul could be in danger if he chooses to send him to prison for a crash that killed two people at the corner of Broad and High.

Terrance Trent was convicted of two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault for the December 12, 2014 crash.

On that winter morning, prosecutors say Trent crashed his pick-up truck into a school bus on High and Broad Street, killing Bill Lewis and Stephanie Fibelkorn.

Prosecutors say Trent was driving over 60 miles per hour when he collided head-on with the bus.

Several people are expected to give witness impact statements before the sentencing this afternoon.

In a letter to the Judge David Young dated August 29, Trent says he is sorry over the ‘tragic chain of events’ that led to the death of Lewis and Fibelkorn.

Trent maintains that everything he said on the stand during the trial was true and that everything his ex-girlfriend said was a lie.

Read the full letter

Trent ends the letter by suggesting that the judge’s immortal soul is in danger if he sends him to prison.

They have their pound of flesh and the prosecutor has another win. They will all have to answer to Jesus who will judge them soon. But you judge, have the opportunity to impart mercy & grace & loving kindness in the midst of injustice & pain.

The word of god says ‘by the amount of mercy & compassion you show to others will be the same amount shown to you’ on judgement day. I’ll have to live with the reality of the choices I made that day for the rest of my life. I’m 63-years-old, soon to be 64. Please judge, don’t compound the suffering on both sides and possibly harm yourself in eternity by sending me to prison.

I can’t bring back Stephanie a& Bill but I can still do much good (which is what I was trying to do that day) in our community if you let me. No good can be accomplished by sending me to prison, only more waste & pain. Please let me go home to my family & let the God of restoration do his work in all of our lives.

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