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Published: Monday, March 31 2014 12:10 p.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

Break 4 laws; flee the scene of an accident which took the life of a child; hide from authorities; and then get a plea that changes the death of a child to "property damage".

And they say there's no justice. What a deal.

see Jane comment
Salem, UT

This absolutely sickens me. I feel for the mother of the little boy. Her son's life was only worth 88 days. Shame on the judge~

Mapleton, UT

There has to be more to this story. DN, can you report some more? What were the circumstances? Was the mother perhaps deemed to be more at fault for jaywalking than the driver? The sentence does seem really, really light... If this were my child, I would be up in arms.

Springville, UT

This, ladies and gentlemen, is called extreme leniency. Justice it isn't. I guess breaking a number of laws that result in the death of an infant don't matter.

county mom
Monroe, UT

We need real judges.

Centerville, UT

I feel for both women in this case. The mother who lost her son will have a special place in her heart that aches, but the pain can be softened through faith in Christ.

The woman driving the car did not start out that morning with intent to be violent or hurt a child. It was an accident that may have been prevented. But who knows, it was dark, rainy, and a poorly lit area. She forgot her glasses and should have turned around to get them. Serious mistakes were made. I am sure she agonizes over her poor decisions and the accidental death she caused.

I trust the judge in this case, who saw the women and knows the suffering and pain they both feel. What is the purpose of punishment? Is it to crush individuals? Is it to help them not make mistakes again? Somewhere in justice there is also the hope of mercy, forgiveness, and new life.

Again, I trust the judge. 10 years in jail will not bring the child back.

Mchenry, IL

She is not responsible for the death because the adult pushing the stroller was crossing outside the crosswalk. (And not doing so in full daylight) The driver was responsible for leaving the scene, not having a license, and not wearing glasses and the windows being tinted too much was the fault of the owner of the car. She was penalized for those things. She didn't get anything for the child's life. The adult pushing the stroller made a bad decision. Not jail worthy. Usually fatal accidents happen because a number of things are done wrong.

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