'I don't know how you can live with yourself,' judge says
Some or all of them were using drugs and alcohol. Just how much or whom depends
on how many of them are telling any truth. The callus disregard for human life
and the attempted cover-up say it all. These young men knew what they had done
and decided to try to save their own skins instead of trying to render aid.
Says a lot about character and moral code. I wish the judge could impose more
of a sentence, but unfortunately he did all he could by law. The smug
countenance shows a seeming total lack of remorse, empathy, sympathy, or guilt.
Usually one who injures another purposely or accidentally feels at least some
guilt and remorse. Not these three.
It's too bad that the punishment under the law is only 2.5 years and I can
definitely see why Ms. Fujimoto's family would be so frustrated because her
life is worth a lot more than that. I am glad the judge imposed the maximum
sentence and hope that it serves as a warning to those who think about evading
responsibility for their actions. I can't help but wonder what would have
happened if the young men had stopped to render aid and had been honest about
hitting the victim. Would they be going to trial and to jail? They say it was
an accident so why did they leave the scene and lie about it? Was there
something more going on such as alcohol or drug use that caused the driver to be
impaired? Shepherd wasn't even driving the boat when it happened but if he
had gone back and rendered aid I really don't think he would be in the
position he is in now. He and his buddies showed a blatant lack of respect for
human life and should pay. Sad.
what a joke!!! 2-1/2 years is just a slap in the wrist...
Not harse enough sentence!With good behaver could be out in a year or less!
She told them she was ok?
Thank you one old man. I'll make sure to swim far away from those boaters,
and I'll have a buoy tied to my wrap around.
True, tlaulu, but it's all the law would allow.
The judge didn't throw the whole book at him. Just a few pages. That was
just a slap in the wrist.
2-1/2 years is not anywhere near enough. I'm sure, though, the judge is
just as frustrated as the rest of us that the law prevented a more fitting