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EXCLUSIVE: Mother of Teen Killed in Wreck Speaks Out on Man's Arrest

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By Devin Sanchez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - More than a year after the tragic accident that left four Odessa teenagers dead, an arrest has been made. U.S. Marshals picked up 22-year-old Joshua Molinar at his home in Odessa on Tuesday morning. He was indicted by the grand jury on Monday.

"Never in a million years did I think I would be woke up at 4:34 in the morning. Them telling me my child was gone, forever, from my life, " Dara Moore, who's daughter was killed in the wreck, said.

Moore has been fighting for justice for her daughter, Danielle, as well as Arianna Navarette, Russell Raymond and Whitney Dixon for more than 14 months.

"I don't want the death sentence for this kid. He needs help," she said.

In May 2012, the teens were killed when Molinar turned in front of a SUV and was T-boned.

"He did pull out in front of a Tahoe and that split second decision cost our babies their lives," Moore said. "It's not only a sad day for our babies, but for Josh," she said of his arrest.

District Attorney Bobby Bland said Molinar is facing several charges.

"Four counts of criminally negligent homicide," Bland said. "Operating a motor vehicle having consumed alcohol, marijuana or other intoxicants."

According to Bland, the reason it took so long for Molinar to be indicted is because of when Bland received the case from DPS.

"I didn't get the case until July third of this year," he explained.

Moore told NewsWest 9, she knows the arrest won't bring the teens back.

"This kid is not showing any remorse at all. Does he not understand these were our babies? These were our babies," she cried.

She explained that she harbors no ill-will toward the 22-year-old.

"It has to be hard on him too. Being the one responsible for killing four people. I just hope and pray he gets help," she said. "We don't hate him. I'm working on forgiving him."

NewsWest 9 reached out to Molinar's family for a statement. His mother said she had no comment.
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