"I wish it was me who died, not her."
"It eats me up that you think I'm this malicious person."
"By you hating me you're only hurting yourself, you're not hurting me."
Contrary to what Bill Villa has often claimed, the person who killed his daughter is sorry. Above you can see three of the comments that LaBarre made at the time of his sentencing. He was sentenced to between 5 1/2 to 12 years in state prison, nearly double the standard sentence for that type of offense. In addition, LaBarre was ordered to pay $50,947 for funeral and medical costs, plus $25,200 in fines.
But that's not enough for Villa. He wants LaBarre to suffer even more. And if you're not with him, you're against him.
Villa's recollection, colored by the death of his daughter, is seriously flawed. And young Mr. LaBarre is right. By hating him, Villa has only hurt himself.