El Paso businessman and property owner, William ‘Billy’ Abraham was released Monday from ‘The Walls’ Unit in Huntsville after serving a sentence for the July 2010 crash that killed 47-year-old Jay Grady in South El Paso.
Abraham was sentenced to two years in prison in March 2015 for Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury or Death. Abraham was facing Intoxicated Manslaughter Charges, but pleaded Nolo Contendere on the lesser charge in an El Paso Court.
Grady was a homeless man who was living in the El Paso area at the time of his death. Abraham settled a civil suit with Grady’s family in August, agreeing to pay the family $1 million dollars. At the time, Abraham said that “although money can never replace the presence of their father, this settlement has changed the children’s lives and their future trajectory by providing them a new homes and a trust fund to ensure the children’s higher education.”
After his release Monday, Abraham released a statement that said “It is with great anticipation that I return home to my family, friends and my hometown of El Paso, Texas. I am eager to join forces with the City of El Paso to work towards the greater good. Freedom is like money. You never think about it until you don’t have it. And when you don’t have it, you’re will pay anything to get it.”
He is expected to return to El Paso, where he has multiple properties in the Downtown area that are currently in deals with the city to bring them up to code.