Bottom line, it was a plea deal. Both the victims families will never have to work again. In return for that, the victim's wives wrote letter's to the judge, requesting leniency. Simple as that. Is it Justice? No. Is it the best outcome under the circumstances? Probably. His mommy and daddy's lawyer's could have tied up a wrongfull death suit for another decade with appeals. What would the victim's families have done in the meantime? I know first hand what it's like to loose the ability to make a living through no fault of your own. It's never been about me, it's always been about my family. My court date was May 25th, about a week ago, until it got continued. However, that would have been 7 1/2 years from the date of the surgery that crippled me. If it weren't for SS disability and my Union pensions which include full healthcare, I would have lost everything I had. He's a typical Barrington rich kid, living off Mommy and Daddy's money. It's doubtfull he would have been able to pay if he lost. In the end this cost the people who were really responsible for raising such a douche bag. Truth is, nothing the judge said or did could bring back the victim's. So she ruled in favor of the plea deal based on the families wishes. I doubt spoiled little rich boy will abide by his sentence. If he break's it, he spend's the rest of it in jail. Most likely, traded off for pack's of smoke's as sombody's boss of the house. Now that would be justice.
My point is, along with todays conviction, no matter how you turn things, MONEY BUYS ANYTHING!