Jim Moret Takes a Look Back at the 2 Stories That Impacted Him the Most

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As Inside Edition celebrates its 30th season, the correspondents are reflecting on their most memorable assignments.

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For Chief Correspondent Jim Moret, who joined the show 14 years ago, two stories in particular have had a significant impact. 

The first followed the 2015 death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray, who was shackled in leg irons in the back of a police van but not restrained with a seat belt following his arrest.

By the time he got out of the van, 80 percent of Gray's spine had been severed, resulting in his death. 

To demonstrate the conditions Gray faced, Moret was hogtied and handcuffed and placed in the back of a van and laid on the floor, similar to Gray, as the vehicle drove around at about 10 miles an hour. 

When Moret got out of the van, he said he was sore and bruised for a week. The demonstration showed that even at a minimal speed and time, Gray's situation was dire. 

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Another story that had a profound impact on Moret was that of a man who was disfigured after striking a power line while painting a Texas church. 

While hospitalized, the victim met a woman who was also badly burned from a car accident and went through a similar amount of surgeries. The pair fell in love and eventually got married.