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Originally posted by nunya13
My two cents is that sometimes in cases like these, the knowledge that your behavior resulted in you causing someone else to lose their life is punishment enough.
He probably should have gotten something a little harsher, but I don't think jail time is really a punishment that fits the crime. That's my opinion though. I think he should at least be on house arrest for 6 months to a year on top of community service. I think that is a punishment that is way underutilized in our system.
If this were my relative, I would think house arrest would be sufficient but not probation and a fine that doesn't even go to the family, but goes to the state.
Edit to add: My reasoning is that by taking this woman's life and having to live with that fact, I'd be willing to be that if this man has a history of seizures he's going to take extra precautions such as taking meds, upping meds, or maybe not even driving so something like this doesn't happen again.
[edit on 24-8-2009 by nunya13]