"This is one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make."
So says Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall in talking about the case of former Georgia State trooper Donald Crozier.
Crozier, 42, is a fused in the accident that killed the wife of former Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter.
Kathy Porter was 54 when she was struck by Crozier's cruiser, killing her and leaving the other people in her car injured.
The accident happened on December 31, 2011, as Porter and his family travelled to the Georgia Dome for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
According to prosecutors, Crozier was responding to a call of another trooper injured when he ran the red light at the intersection of Capitol and Memorial, going about 30 miles per hour over the speed limit.
In court on Monday, Crozier agreed to enter a plea of guilty to two of three charges against him, but not the third.
He has pleaded to vehicular homicide and reckless conduct and faces a maximum penalty for both of 15 years in prison.
Crozier will not plead guilty to violating his oath of office, something the prosecution is pushing for. This despite the fact that Porter's family his said they simply want Crozier to take responsibility for his actions and serve a significant amount of time.
Because the prosecution will not relent on the oath of office charge, the case will go to trial.
72 potential jurors have been called to court. Once a jury is selected, Crozier will go to trial beginning on Tuesday morning.