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Lleyton Slate Memorial Benefit

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Delmar, De - It's been over a month since 2 year old Lleyton Slate passed away in a car accident and for his family members, it's been nothing but easy.


"It's actually been 6 weeks and it's still... like yesterday, you have really good days but yesterday it's like your 're just waiting for him to come home. It's just a normal day and then when you go home, you have to realize that he's not coming home and it's just been hard." Says Tiffany Slate, the mother of Lleyton.

On November 13th, Lleyton Slate was in the backseat with his aunt, Danielle Bobak, who lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a tree. Because Lleyton's seat wasn't properly installed, he died on impact. Officials who are handling the case say that alcohol was involved and Bobak was 3 times over the legal blood alcohol limit.

Because Bobak had only the state minimum when it came to insurance, the 50,000 dollar medical bill was not covered. In response to ease the financial burden for Tiffany; Heather Brooks and Mindi Harmin, who are friends of Tiffany, organized and created the Lleyton Slate Memorial Benefit.

Recently, a judge lessened Bobak's bail to 3,000 dollars and this upsets not only Tiffany but the organizers as well.

"As a mother, I would love to see stronger charges placed and I would love to see a stronger ability to hold people that do commit offenses like his. For example, one of the things that a group of some of the supports of Tiffany and her family right now has recommended putting in place something called Leighton's law" Says Heather Brooks.

This law would deny bail to anyone who commits this type of offense and is already being written to different senators.

The Organizers are hosting a  benefit that includes a silent auction in Ocean City at the Port House on January 5th from 2pm - 11pm.

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