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Woman sentenced for fatal 2006 crash

Original post made on Aug 25, 2007

A 19-year-old Redwood City woman convicted of a misdemeanor in causing the deaths of three people, including two members of the Tongan royal family, in a July 2006 crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park was sentenced this morning in San Mateo County Superior Court to two years in county jail.

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Posted by Howard
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 25, 2007 at 7:52 am

This was an overly harsh sentence. The jury found her not guilty of the felony charges. The judge is obviously kow-towing to the Tongan community. She should have been given the time already served and suspended sentence.


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 25, 2007 at 11:17 pm

The sentence is too lenient in my opinion. People died because a girl thought speeding was cool.

The royalty status of victims is not relevant. Life is life.

A harsh (ahem... just) sentence will help potential speeding teenagers to think twice.


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