Again, find me a case over which she presided which took less time in a case similar to this one and then everyone has a leg to stand on. Until then, just so much poutrage.
Unfortunately, chances are he will only be sentenced to 3.5 years plus credit for time served . . . meaning no prison time.
In the eyes of the law the life of a cyclist is essentially worthless.
But before we start feeling sorry for ourselves, I'd like to see some evidence that the courts treat cyclist fatalities differently than other MV fatalities under comparable conditions.
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He didn't get much which is a total bummer, but he did get something. I like the fact his father tried to conceal his crime. Too bad they couldn't get that jerk as an accessory to murder.
I deleted the posts discussing the Trayvon Martin case since those belong in P&R. And since there is now a moratorium on Martin/Zimmerman threads in P&R because they got so out of hand, you'll have to go somewhere else to discuss that case.
Thanks for your cooperation with this.
Based on the link in the original post, sentencing is set for 9/9/2013 @ 10:00 am central.
Anyone betting the scum bag gets a light sentence with credit for time served . . . . resulting in a release of the scum bag to probation? Or is the scum bag going away for a long time?
Keep us posted please.
I apologize. It appears I misinterpreted line #397 pf the docket (link in the original post) which states
"REPORT RE: SENTENCING SET FOR 09/09/2013 AT 10:00"
My original interpretation was that sentencing was scheduled. I now see that as more likely to be a pre-sentencing report.
Justice is slow, but at least the scum bag is sitting in jail rather than bonded out. I can only hope he has been introduced to the old jail time favorite game of "drop the soap".