But two mothers showed up to Dorothy Hill's parole hearing Wednesday to keep the woman responsible for their children's deaths behind bars.
They had 10 minutes to capture more than 25 years of life lost during a drunk driving accident.
Sean Mabrey and Kathy Mellinger were killed in 2011 after a Hill, heading the wrong way, hit them head-on in Northwest Arkansas.
Now -- the driver, Dorothy Hill, is serving an 18-year-sentence for two counts of negligent homicide and she's eligible for parole.
"I have a Sean-sized hole in my heart and it will never be full again," says Sean's mom Lisa Mabrey.
"There has to be a balance of justice, it's not about vengeance, it's about doing what's right."
Hill will testify next Tuesday and the parole board is expected to make its decision by the end of next week.