CBS EVENING NEWS - BOB HILLIARD INTERVIEWED ON WHY CANDICE ANDERSON'S 2007 GUILTY PLEA WAS OVERTURNED TODAY BY A TEXAS JUDGE
A Texas judge on Monday overturned the 2007 guilty plea of Candice Anderson in the death of her fiance in the crash of a Saturn Ion she was driving.
The car had a defective ignition switch now linked to 35 crash deaths and for which General Motors now has recalled more than 2.5 million cars.
She also spent a guilt-racked decade believing she was responsible for the death of her fiance before learning the crash and failure of the bags may have caused by the ignition switch now known to be a safety defect.
GM sent a letter to Bob Hilliard the morning of the hearing acknowledging that Candice Anderson's car was covered by the ignition switch recall and that the switch may have been the primary cause of Anderson's crash and Gene Mikale Erickson's (Candice Anderson's fiance) death.