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Family still copes with loss of child

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DELMAR, De - Tiffany and Bruce Slate is still feeling the devastation from that fateful day that took their child away from them.

"Each day is getting a little bit easier. Coworkers and friends are definitely a huge part of our lives. We're occupied with friends almost every weekend because when we're home, it's rough. I actually missed 3 days of work last week because I was sick and those three days were the worst three days since the week of the funeral because I was here and was able to think about things and I was here with all of his things all around me. And when you have time to think, sometimes it's just better not to think as much," says Tiffany

Back in November, Tiffany's aunt Danielle Bobak was allegedly driving under the influence with 2-year-old Lleyton in the back seat of the car. She lost control of her Subaru and hit a tree. Lleyton was ejected from his seat and died shortly after.

"It was an accident but I think her decisions that day were all wrong and just shouldn't have been driving so the welfare of child should've been number one. And that's what every parent would tell you," says Bruce Slate.

At a recent hearing, a judge lowered Bobak's bail from 20 thousand dollars to only 3 thousand.

"It was set at 20 thousand but a judge decided to lower it to 3000 because they considered her a victim. And in my opinion the only victim here was Lleyton and he was the innocent one and it shouldn't have been lowered, it should have been set higher in the first place. It should never have been able to be lowered because for 300 dollars, someone was able to go get her out and now she is walking around carrying on with her life and we can never carry on with our lives the same way that they were. I mean we have to function everyday without him after functioning with him for almost 3 years and it just a completely different, it's a whole new world. You have to re-learn everything," says Tiffany.

See part two of this series here.

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