INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Families spoke to 24-Hour News 8 following the David Bisard guilty verdict on Tuesday.
WELLS FAMILY SPEAKS
When Karen Hensel broke the news to them that there was a verdict, Mary Wells gasped. They had to race to get the widow of Eric Wells back to court. She had gone to get a phone charger at the hotel.
Mary was visibly crying as each guilty verdict was read.
Afterwards, Eric's father Aaron Wells said “To be able to walk out of this courthouse with a little bit of peace in our hearts and in our minds, that justice has been served, our son is gone forever, but David Bisard, we can only hope, will receive the help that he needs, that he never again hurts or takes another innocent life. We leave here and we go home with some peace in our minds."
“We can move on to the next chapter, and have Eric in our hearts," Mary added.
Mary Mills is one of the two motorcyclists injured that day.
"The thought of him getting the help he needs is No. 1 and that he can't do this again, that's really good," Mills said after the guilty verdict.
Just last week, Mills got disability retirement from DFAS. Not the way she says she thought she would retire after 29 years, but she and husband, Kurt were still healing. Both injured that day.
Mills wanted only our camera there as she made the call and shared the verdict with Kurt.
Mary: Did you hear what happened?
Kurt: Yes, I did.
Mary: And, what do you think? Well, it is totally opposite as to what I thought it was going to be.
Kurt: Yup. Guilty of all nine charges. Isn't that awesome.
Mary: I think it's the first thing that's ever happened correctly in three and a half years. Kurt: Yeah, something like that.
Mary: It's unbelievable, this is the normal and good thing to happen.
Kurt: That's true. It's a god thing isn't it?
Mary: I am amazed, this is the first time I have heard anything happen here.
Kurt: OK, so you're happy?
Mary: Well, I am happy and I do hope he goes to prison.
Mills has stayed in Fort Wayne since Sunday and said she couldn't bring herself to come into court until Tuesday when the verdict was read.
She said it was simply too hard and too emotional.
One of the people in court, George Burt, sat in the courtroom Tuesday behind the Wells family, his hand on the shoulder of Wells' mother for support.
The Wells family said they knew this was hard on the Bisard family. Bisard's wife Lora hung her head in her hands crying.
Bisard then mouthed I'm sorry.
He was then handcuffed in his business suit. He turned to his wife, mouthed bye and left the courtroom.
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