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New testimony in Leamond Pierce case

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By: Jenn Schanz

Leamond Pierce, the Delaware truck driver accused of Misdemeanor Vehicular Homicide in the death of two–year–old Aidan Curry, was back in court Wednesday.

The accident happened in December of 2011, on I–80 near Waverly.

In Pierce's statement from the day of the accident, he mentioned the Curry's car was straddling the lane.

But in court Wednesday, Jeff Curry, Adian's father, had a different story. In his testimony, he said despite the snow, his driving was fine.

"We never lost control or fishtailed or swerved or anything that day," he said. 

The Curry family says they're convinced evidence will speak for itself.

"We're really confident that in the end everyone will see evidence and do what's just," said Jennifer Brock, Aidan's mother. 

If convicted, Pierce faces up to a year behind bars. The Curry family says they're confident in their case, and that at this point, they just want justice for Aidan.

"It's never been about revenge or anything like that. It's always been about justice," Brock said. 

One state trooper who testified said after inspecting Pierce's truck, he found 3 of the 10 tires to be out of alignment, but said that shouldn't have caused major problems.

Emotions ran high for Jeff Curry, especially when describing the crash.

He said "It knocked me out. We went into the ditch and I asked Jen [wife] if Aidan was okay...she said he wasn't moving."

"If he [Pierce] does one single second in jail and has to pay a single penny in the name of Aidan, then it's justice for us," said Brock. 

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