"Honestly, I started crying," the nurse practitioner said in an interview Tuesday. "I was just so … I couldn't believe that there was that hope of getting some type of closure."
In March of 2007, Raibstein's husband, 36-year old Adam Raymond, an Austin optometrist and father of a newborn at the time, was killed while riding his bicycle on Mount Gainor Road in Dripping Springs. Raymond was three weeks away from redeployment to Iraq.
D.P.S. investigators say 26-year old Bradly Danz of Wimberley, who was travelling in the opposite direction, was speeding and entered Raymond's lane hitting him head-on with a Dodge Ram 3500 pick-up truck.
On Friday, February 13th a Hays County jury of six convicted Danz of reckless driving, a charge which could bring 30-days in jail and a $300 fine. However, Raymond's family, defense attorneys and prosecutors agreed on two-years probation for Danz.
"It's a small victory," said Raibstein. "I don't think it fully fits the crime, but I'm happy. It does bring me some sense of peace that, unanimously, six people saw that he did do something wrong and they called him on it."
A few months after the accident, a Hays County grand jury declined to indict Danz on any charges. A few months later, in an unusual move, Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe filed her own charge against Danz for reckless driving.
"It's a culture," said Al Bastidas, a cyclist and founder of an organization called "Please Be Kind To Cyclists."
Bastidas says the move by the Hays County district attorney to charge Danz and the jury's decision to convict him means that attitudes towards cyclists may be changing.
Libby Raibstein is hoping her husband's death serves as a reminder to cyclists and to drivers to obey the laws and to look out for each other.
"Just watch what you're doing, you're not the only one on the road in a car that's protecting you, and cyclists just keep an eye out for the motorists" she said.