Father remembers daughters after their killer's sentencing

Alia Sierra was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections, two years on house arrest and two years on probation.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2018 4:49 PM
Updated: Nov. 16, 2018 4:12 AM

CLINTON CO., Ind. (WLFI) — A teen who crashed her car into a Clinton County home, killing two sisters, is heading to prison.

RELATED: Alia Sierra sentenced to 6 years total for the crash that killed two sisters

On Thursday, Alia Sierra was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections, two years on house arrest and two years on probation.

News 18 was in the courtroom as the ruling was handed down and spoke with the girls' father about what he hopes can come from his loss.

"I don't want to feel this pain anymore," said Todd Fullerton. "It doesn't go away."

The pain of losing two children is constant for Todd and Bridget Fullerton.

"We laugh and smile sometimes, but you're crying every day," said Todd Fullerton.

Fullerton's daughter's, 17-year-old Haleigh and 8-year-old Callie, were killed when Alia Sierra crashed into their home in July of 2017.

He said he was nervous about the sentencing. No matter the outcome, one thing stayed the same.

"I don't have my girls and that's the only thing that matters," he said.

Investigators said Sierra was driving more than 100 miles an hour when she lost control of her car.

The sisters were watching tv at the time and were pinned under Sierra's car.

Fullerton said that night forever haunts him.

"I'm still having dreams and nightmares," he explained. "Not only is it going to affect Alia Sierra's life, but it's destroyed ours."

Nearly a dozen friends and family showed up to testify during Thursday's sentencing.

They described Haleigh as driven and intelligent--on the way to becoming valedictorian of her senior class.

Callie was described as a sweet, compassionate little girl who loved arts and crafts.

"There's nothing until I have those girls back," Fullerton said. "There's always going to be a hole in our hearts."

He hopes an important lesson is learned from the tragedy.

"Just do things the right way," Fullerton said. "Just don't think, 'Oh they're just saying that'. "This is what can happen. Not necessarily what's going to happen, but this is what can happen."

Sierra made a statement in court Thursday. She said she was sorry for the pain she caused, and that she will never forgive herself.

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