A New Mexico man pled not guilty in court Thursday to an intoxicated vehicular homicide charge that stems from a fatal accident Saturday. It's the second time he stands accused of causing a fatal accident while drunk. He served six years in prison after being convicted in 2006.
In a bizarre twist in the more recent case, Jacob Williams, 27, allegedly killed the brother of the judge that first put him away.
Police say Williams had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit Saturday, when his truck veered into oncoming traffic and into a motorcycle ridden by Daniel Sanchez and his 11-year-old daughter, KOAT 7 reported. Sanchez died at the scene. His daughter is still in serious condition.
Sanchez is the brother of state District Court Judge William Sanchez, who presided over Williams' first case in 2006, according to Fox News. In front of Judge Sanchez, Williams pled guilty to vehicular homicide, great bodily harm by vehicle and aggravated driving while intoxicated after killing one person and paralyzing another, also on a motorcycle.
In the first crash, which took place in August 2006, Williams killed Quin Sanchez, 42, no relation to Daniel or William. Mary Ann Madrid, a passenger on the motorcycle, was left paralyzed.