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Family of victims in deadly Onondaga crash 'gelled' together by tragedy

Families of victims in Feb. 23's deadly Onondaga crash are seen Monday in court (CNYCentral Photo)

Sadness filled Onondaga County Court as the man accused in the deadly crash in Onondaga was indicted Monday on second-degree murder charges.

Anthony Saccone, 30, was indicted on charges of second-degree murder and his bail was increased to $1 million or $2 million bond.

Jean Scott, mother of Michael Walker — one of the victims — was there to see the man accused of causing her son's sudden death.

"It was scary. It was a scary feeling," Scott said.

Walker's family wore matching T-shirts in court on Monday that had pictures on them to show his big personality.

Scott said her family is sharing in the same pain as the families of Baylie Rose and Samara Osmanovic, the other two victims in the Feb. 23 crash.

"We're all hurting as one," said Walker's aunt, Sonya Worley. "Like Jean said, this has gelled us all together as a family and we hurt for each and every one."

Worley said being in the same room as Saccone is a surreal feeling.

"This man can sit here so calmly after he took these three people's lives," Worley said. "He reached in and snatched the heartbeat from our family."

READ ALSO: Docs: Saccone under influence of alcohol, cocaine; drove 86 mph at time of Onondaga crash

Baylie Rose's mother, Kelly Meyers, is also remembering her daughter who was in the car with Walker that night.

"Her blue eyes and bright smile. She's looking down on our, her Michael and Samra," Meyers said.

Rose's twin sister was also there and wore a shirt with Rose's picture on it. She said she is pleased with the murder charges and plans to fight for what her sister believes.

"We want justice for them," she said.


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