State Trooper Robert Higbee faced 20 years in prison if convicted of vehicular homicide, but jurors were convinced that it was no more than a tragic accident when his cruiser ran a stop sign during a chase and rammed into a minivan, killing two sisters.
“Thank you very much,” Higbee told fellow law enforcement officers who packed the Cape May County courtroom yesterday.
To their credit, there was no outburst from the troopers when the “not guilty” verdict was read. They respectfully left quietly.
Later, Higbee met privately with the victims’ mother. Keep reading→