Thursday, March 17, 2011

Out too soon

A tough decision by the Judge.  In my opinion a wrong decision by the Judge.

The Judge was correct in his assessment that Intoxication manslaughter is a crime of stupidity.

So why compound the stupidity?

Judge cuts offender in DWI death a break
Inmate freed five months into 10-year sentence.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

One day after a drunken-driving suspect killed himself and a San Antonio police officer in a head-on collision, a judge Wednesday ordered the release of a man serving prison time for killing a prominent neurosurgeon while driving drunk along Interstate 10 five years ago.

Clayton Don Stowe, 31, had trouble speaking through his tears as he described to senior state District Judge Pat Priest a continuing self-hatred for killing Dr. Roman Hlatky, 38.

“I just feel like a failure,” Stowe said, pointing out that he was on suicide watch during his first four days of incarceration. “I don't know if I can ever make what I did right.”

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