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Laxness in Sentencing . . . Public Concern

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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 6:00 pm

From comments heard, generally, the public does not understand the laxness in sentencing in our judicial system, especially when it comes to habitual offenders. Plea bargaining is another aspect of the judicial system for which there is concern.

What really drew comments was the revelation that a 56-year-old St. Louis County man with six drunken driving convictions and about 150 traffic-related arrests was sentenced to just five years in prison for a 2012 crash that killed a 4-year-old boy and injured his 10-year-old brother.

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