Loss of a child

United States
July 18, 2007 1:39pm CST
In Carlisle, Arkansas on Monday night, a young girl, just 16 years old was walking her dog in her own yard. A car, driven by a drunk driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road. He came into her yard, striking this young lady and killing her. He then fled the scene. He did return several hours later. I haven't heard what, if anything, will be done to him. It seems that because of jail overcrowding, that our criminals are getting shorter and lighter sentences. But a family has lost their child. What do you think should be done with this man?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Jul 07
He needs to spend a life sentence in jail as far as I am concerned but I'm not sure what will happen that is really sad for her family and her friends.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Jul 07
I feel really bad for your son and all of her friends.
2 people like this
• United States
31 Jul 07
It's been a rough couple of weeks on them. I kind of wish it had happened the week before it did, because then most of them would have been at church camp. I think it would have been a better environment for them, as they would have been all together and with lots of youth pastors to help them over the grief.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I think he should be sent to prison for a long time. And when he gets out, he should have his liscense taken away. he should never be allowed to drive again. There is a part of me that feels the girls family should be allowed to be locked in a room with him and do what they want to him.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
I know that I shouldn't be this angry at him, because as a Christian, I am to forgive as others forgive me for things. But, I can't help but wonder if this man will ever be punished on this earth for the things he's done.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
It is sad that in our society today, it seems that the worst criminals get away with minimal punishment.Yes, I think he should get jail time, if he gets no punishment then someone else will lose a family member, because he will probably do the same thing again, drinking and driving. I think it is horrible that people get behind the wheel intoxicated, there are so many risks, and usually they are not the ones to pay the consequences or so it seems. How sad.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I lost a very good friend more than 30 years ago from a drunk driver. We were only 12 at the time, and I still remember how awful it was for his family. And only 2 days before Christmas too.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I think it's horrible. He should have prison time and yet he flee the scene and came back but he should have prison time I hope he gets that. I have noticed that there are so many that gets away with things adn yet it need to be tighter.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
And everyone answer seems to be to build more jails. Yes, we should put our violent criminals away. But what are we doing with our youth to prevent more from growing up and heading in the same direction?????
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@Whisp1976 (488)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I think he should be charged with manslaughter and spend at least ten years in prison. Drinking an driving endangers the lives of other people, to do so is to show an abhorent disragard for human life, and that attitude should be punished.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
31 Jul 07
It is the most selfish thing to drive under the influence. I f you care about others , you will never do this. Its totaly wrong and totaly preventable. If someone wants to drink that much, which by the way, really isnt good for you to begin with, at least get a designated driver.....