14-year-old victim was traveling in car with family when he was shot
@David ". Do we send people to jail when they drive in reverse
out of their garage and tragically run over a small child? God forbid this
happens to anyone. "Do we send people to jail for leaving their
child in the backseat of a hot car and dies? Often times the answer is yes.
The gun did what it was designed and manufactured to do.
A woman who killed a young boy with a gun is going to teach a gun safety class.
How ironic is that? Will she brush up on her safety skills first?
In my opinion She really should have her gun rights taken away for
@david”To me, it seems jail is usually for those who
intentionally break the law.”I suggest you look up the
definition of negligent homicide: "Causing the death of another person
without intent to kill but as a result of negligence or reckless action."If that doesn't describe this situation, I don't know what
does.Negligent homicide is a Class A misdemeanor in Utah, punishable
by 1 year in prison and a $2500 fine.Seems like a pretty open and
shut case to me.Also, this just goes to prove that there's no
way to use a gun totally safely. Consider that before you buy one.
I agree that absolutely no jail time seems very lenient. I realize it was a
mistake, but because of that woman's negligence, an innocent young life was
lost. It doesn't get any more serious than that. What kind of message does
this send about the worth of a young innocent life? I'd be pretty upset
with this outcome if I was that boys family.
Latter-day Saint Forever,I disagree. To me, it seems jail is
usually for those who intentionally break the law. In this case, this target
shooter had no intention of hurting/killing someone. It was a tragic, tragic
mistake. Do we send people to jail when they drive in reverse out of their
garage and tragically run over a small child? God forbid this happens to
anyone. Additionally, the shooter is still a child herself. This will
certainly affect and haunt her entire life.I tend to dislike minimum
sentencing laws. I feel judges are trained, experienced, and are in the
environment where they can assess the people involved. In this case, the judge
has opted to not send this 14 year old to jail. It is good to usually trust the
She should have got some jail time. The mother of the boy she killed thought she
should at least go to jail for a year. Shouldn't the mothers wishes mean
something. Being in a video to try and teach others something she did not
understand her self makes so much sense, Not.