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Susan Wood reporting The suspect in last week's horrible crash that killed two Taylorsville children was in court today.
The man accused of using drugs before crashing into three Taylorsville children last week says he's not guilty of the criminal charges against him.
19 year old Michael Joseph Whitton was arraigned in court today by a video link from the Salt Lake County Jail.
Attorney, Stan Adams, was there to represent Whitton.
Adams says Whitton and his family are devestated by the tragedy. The family has had contact with the Robles family, whose two children were killed when they were hit by Whitton's car last Thursday evening. And Adams says Whitton is under a special watch at the jail due to his poor state of mind. He met with Whitton last night.
Stan Adams, Whitton's Attorney:"HE WAS CRYING, HE WAS DISTRAUGHT, HE HAD A HARD TIME FOCUSING. I TOLD HIM I'D BE BACK. HE WANTED ME TO EXPRESS HIS SORROW TO HIS FAMILY."
Adams says Whitton also wants to tell the Robles family how sorry he is for what happened last Thursday, but doesn't know how best to communicate that to them. Adams says that seems to be weighing more heavily on his mind than the legal problems he is facing.
Whitton will be back in court on October 20th as the case against him proceeds.