"I do not in any way condone drink-driving but I am not judging Michael and I do not want anyone else to or be angry at him."Ummmm, what?
Mrs Brown, of Sapcote, told the Mercury after the hearing: "I do not blame Michael at all."Well, who do you blame?
"What happened was that four friends went out together and had a good time. "Michael should not have driven and the other lads, including my son, should not have got into the car."So you blame everyone, but you don’t?
Well, maybe their drinks were spik…
The court heard that York, of Harris Place, Hinckley, had drunk about 26 units of alcohol before crashing on the B4114 Coventry Road, in Croft.
Another passenger, William Turner, Samuel's brother, survived the accident, which happened after the friends had been on a 12-hour drinking session.
Sentencing, Judge Simon Hammond, said: "This was an avoidable crash. These two young men need not have been killed. You should have never, ever have got behind the wheel of a car."Pretty conclusive.
In mitigation, Kevin Lynch said York was genuinely remorseful.
Mr Lynch said: "He will punish himself for a great deal longer than any sentence given by this court. His actions, and the consequences of this action, will stay with my client for the rest of his life."
He said York, who had tried to kill himself since the accident, had a six-month-old daughter from a previous relationship, and his current girlfriend was four months pregnant.What a man! He’s a keeper, love.