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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, November 7, 2005

Two Vehicular Homicides

John Robert Schrieffer, 74, Nobellist in physics, got two years in a California court for vehicular homicide after he fell asleep and drove into a crowd. However, in Florida, the pleas of survivors did not persuade a judge to incarcerate a 29 year old woman who killed two young boys.  She didn't stop, she said, because she was scared (she dragged the children 150 feet).  She was too scared to report the accident.  When questioned five days later by police, she explained that a different car had done it, which turned out to be a lie.  With these incredible prospects for rehabilitation, no wonder the court didn't send her to prison. [Jack Chin]

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