Matthew Deans, a 28-year-old man, is facing trial after he rear-ended a car, the crash ending the lives of a two-year old boy, Dobbs Eddings, and his 8-month-old newborn baby brother Reed.
With these serious charges pending — you would think the accused would show up for his court date dressed appropriately, especially in front of the grieving parents?
Deans showed up for his court appearance clad in a fishing shirt and a pair of shorts. The presiding judge was having none of it, though.
Local station, WSOCTV.com, reported on her stern response to his casual attire:
“Why are you going to show up to court dressed like that based on these charges?”
Deans, who has been charged with a misdemeanor, death by vehicle, caused a multi-car collision when his 18-wheeler truck slammed into Gentry Eddings’ car.
Both Gentry Eddings, a local pastor, and his wife Hadley, have shown the upmost forgiveness to Deans, in light of their personal tragedy, according to the UK Daily Mail:
“Well, just think about it from his perspective,’ Hadley added. ‘Can you just imagine being the person who ran into the back of three cars and killed two sons?”
“Can you just imagine the burden your heart would feel? I would be devastated.”
Two weeks ago, the couple led service at their church for the first time since the tragic accident.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Eddings through this trying time, and has raised more than $200,000.