A mother whose daughter was killed by a driver under the influence of marijuana spoke to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham and blasted CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage, which featured extensive live footage of Colorado revelers imbibing in the recreational, state-legalized drug.
What did the mom say?
The woman, Corinne Gasper, a guest Tuesday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” suggested that CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage promoted drug use and revealed how her daughter’s life came to a violent end.
“It was very outrageous to see what I would call irresponsible journalism on behalf of CNN,” Gasper told Ingraham as she launched into a description of the tragic events that ended her daughter’s life.
“My daughter Jennifer had just graduated from college,” Gasper began. “She was just 22 years old on the verge of a wonderful career, she wanted to actually go out in the world and fight drugs.”
Gasper noted that as a district manager of a store, her daughter was called into work on one occasion after one of the store’s alarms went off.
“As Jennifer made her way in [to work], she was T-boned at an intersection by a man who was traveling 82 miles an hour through a red light,” Gasper said, and described in detail the moments following the accident.
“My daughter’s car was pushed across the road, through a bunch of shrubberies, and then through the doors of a lube-stop building and the building collapsed on top of her car. My daughter lost her life that night,” Gasper recalled. “The man that did this was uninjured, but he was high on medical marijuana. He was given a very light sentence of just two years in jail. He only spent 17 months there.”
Gasper later urged Fox viewers to contact their lawmakers about legalized marijuana and called for greater drug abuse resistance education.