CottonWasKing, You're an idiot. This isn't about rehabilitating this kid, it's about sending a message to others who think it's ok to get smashed and drive.
I guess I should be sorry for not wanting to see another life go to waste.
I also love how y'all assume that I want the kid to get off easy and free. I sentenced him to 7 years max four of which would be state pen hard time but I also gave him the chance to get off in 3 and be able to be a productive citizen if he showed satisfactory signs of rehabilitation.
I'm just not a fan of a child losing the majority of their adult life for a mistake they made at 16. This kid can still be reached. He can still be helped if he chooses to accept. Why should we deny fixing a person for the alternative of ruining them?
Once again, resist the urge to cry out for revenge in a knee jerk reaction based off of emotion, seek justice not vengeance.