Woman who killed two middle schoolers in DUI crash now out of prison

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fifteen years after Christina Morgan hit and killed two middle school students and seriously hurt a third while drunk driving, she's walking free.

Morgan was drunk when in 2002 she drove up on a sidewalk and hit the Southwind Middle School students, killing Edgar Akpotu and Malcolm Williams.

The Tennessee Department of Corrections confirmed she was released from prison Wednesday afternoon.

Morgan had been sentenced to 22 years in prison after she made a plea bargain in 2003, but according to TDOC, she earned several credits while in prison that subtracted from her time and led to the early release.

She had been denied parole a few times prior to her release.

Malcolm's father, Malcolm Sr., says he would have preferred Morgan serve the full 22-year sentence.

"The law should be more stricter than that," he said. "We make choices and that was a choice, and I sincerely hope that she learned from the mistakes she made."

But Malcolm's stepmom says she doesn't think Morgan has learned her lesson.

"There have been times when it appeared that she didn't remember Malcolm's and Edgar's names, so that makes me believe that maybe she hasn't."

In any case, both mother and father say they're just trying to move on with their lives.

They have two new kids now — a son and daughter who still ask about the big brother they never knew.

"We didn't have any resentment towards her, because that doesn't bring little Malcolm or Edgar back by hating her."