Jail time unlikely for shooting suspect

Jail time unlikely for shooting suspect

There are 1 comment on the BurlingtonFreePress.com story from Feb 7, 2007, titled Jail time unlikely for shooting suspect. In it, BurlingtonFreePress.com reports that:

ST. ALBANS -- Collin Viens, charged with the fatal shooting of a farmer as he sat in the cab of a tractor in November 2005, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter.

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Bob

Rockville, MD

#1 Feb 7, 2007
Hunting Farmers is senseless slaughter. Typical Vermont sentences slap on the wrist while the victims (family in this case) are left without a father and husband. I am amazed that between this and the recent child molestation cases that more Vermonters are not demanding accountability from our prosecutors and Judges. Do we just shrug our shoulders and walk away? I find the judicial system that doles out probation for murder and child molestation troubling. But I guess Iím the minority, Jessicaís law did not pass, so why should Judges and prosecutors hand out stronger sentences or work harder for convictions on the stronger charges, not the lesser plea agreements. I think we deserve better.

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