Wife confronts husband’s killer in court: It’s not fair for you to only get 10 years in prison


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on April 8, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 8 at 8:52 PM

HOUSTON -- It was judgment day for the man who slammed his car into a Houston couple, killing the husband.

The driver was high on bath salts, and Tuesday he came face to face with the wife who survived the accident.

"I've been waiting on this moment for a long time to look you in your face again," said Monchelle Garley.

Through tears, Garley spoke directly to the man who changed her life in an instant.

“I saw my husband’s body mangled on the floor,” said Monchelle. “I couldn’t say goodbye because of your act.

The moment was captured on video in 2013. Graye Coody, 19, was high on bath salts and slammed his truck into the Garley’s car at a Houston gas station.

Monchelle’s husband Charles, who was putting air in the tire, died instantly. Monchelle lost her unborn child.

Coody was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

"Do I feel like it's fair for you to get 10 years," said Monchelle. "Absolutely not."

This was the first time in Harris County someone was charged with manslaughter because they were high on bath salts.