However, a case reported recently by The Washington Post's John Wagner is different. It centers on a woman named Kenniss Henry, whose daughter, Natasha Pettigrew, was struck and killed by an SUV while she was riding her bicycle in Prince George's County in 2010. Ms. Henry was upset that Maryland's vehicular manslaughter statute afforded little chance that the driver, Christy Littleford, would face significant penalties, so she went to the legislature in 2011 to lobby for a stronger law to cover future such cases. Her lobbying effort brought her into the office of Mr. Vallario, who had previously opposed efforts to increase penalties for negligent drivers on the grounds that they would effectively criminalize accidents. According to Mr. Wagner's report, she told Mr. Vallario the heartbreaking details of her daughter's injury and her grief.