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Tuesday, April 01, 2003
News Letter Page 1
" A manslaughter conviction for a first-time offender carried a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison. The maximum penalty for a hit-and-run violation with no prior records was two years—even if the accident has resulted in a fatality. First-time offenders, moreover, were commonly let off with probation, and served no time. Outraged, Debbi vowed to fight for a manslaughter charge and to close the absurd gap in the law."

It's ridiculous and a slap in the face to victims and their loved ones that a person could get away with killing another human being this lightly. You can "hit and run" a parked car; you can "hit and run" a building. but when you "hit and run" a human it's another story altogether!

In my daughter's case "hit and run" is particularly inadequate, because the woman who murdered bekah did not just "hit and run." no, she hit, picked up, dragged, and dropped the body of my 21-year-old daughter. furthermore, she had to drive out of her lane to accomplish that crime.

thanks for the link pril

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