Melissa Arrington killed cyclist Paul L'Ecuyer with her car in December 2006. Though she expressed remorse to the judge, she laughed out loud after a friend told her she should get a medal and a parade because she had "taken out" a "tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a gay guy all in one shot." When the man said he knew it was a terrible thing to say, she responded, "No, it's not."
Arizona Superior Court Judge Michael Cruikshank said he found a telephone conversation between Arrington and an unknown male friend, a week after L'Ecuyer was killed, to be "breathtaking in its inhumanity." He sentenced her Tuesday to 10 1/2 years — one year shy of the maximum.
I think they should (when she gets out) take away her drivers license and show her how to ride a bike for the next 10 years. Once she has ridden to the bars for 10 years maybe she would swerve in front of a car (drunk). Then life will sort out the rest (if she survives). At the minimum she would grow to respect what we go through on a daily basis.
when writing a headline for an AP news wire article which clearly states that the criminal received "one year shy of the maximum" and was convicted of "negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI" some "editor" comes up with
"Woman Gets Maximum Prison Term After Laughing About Murder Victim's Death"
great "journalism" standards there, for sure - didja read it?