Hit-And-Run Sentencing Today

Hit-And-Run Sentencing Today

There are 199 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Hit-And-Run Sentencing Today. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A year and a day after Carlee Wines succumbed to injuries she suffered when a speeding SUV struck her along North Eagleville Road on the University of Connecticut campus, the man driving the hit-and-run vehicle ...

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Broad Brook, CT

#2 Jan 23, 2008
I can't beleive he is only facing 4 years. he drove drunk and killed someone, then he left her only to be caught days later. He is scum, he should be in jail for a long time.
Trapped InLong Island

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jan 23, 2008
When is Michele Hall going to face judgement?

Shelton, CT

#4 Jan 23, 2008
It's unfortunate that this slimeball fled for a number of reasons: mainly that he left an innocent girl for dead, but secondly, that he was not apprehended in time to conduct an accurante blood/alcohol test which would have surely raised the charges. Either way, he and his parents can rot in heII.
hartfordisadisas ter

Hartford, CT

#5 Jan 23, 2008
Hopefully, he will have a difficult time in prison. I would really love to see his parents go away too...they tried to cover the whole thing up.

Since: Nov 07

Saratoga Springs, NY

#6 Jan 23, 2008
The Parents really make me sick!

Since: Aug 07

West Hartford

#7 Jan 23, 2008
I'm betting this guy will get months not years!
Mike in Middletown

East Hampton, CT

#8 Jan 23, 2008
Yea, and 4 years is the max he could serve. The article says his layer can argue for less. He didnt even get manslauter; he only got misconduct and evading resoponsibility. Kids who come from money always get off easy. Dont tell me that if he was from a poor family he would not have gotten manslauter and had to do more time.

If I remember correctly from a previous article his parents said they would use all of their resources to keep him from going to jail. As parents they want to protect their son but he took her life and to not admit that he deserves to face reprecusions for it is a total disregard for her life.

New Britain, CT

#9 Jan 23, 2008
Its was a terrible tragedy that happen and unfortunitly happens every year on that road.
I think he his sentence should have been a little more severe than upto 4 years. He is a kid who paniced and fled after a horable accident, thats what kids do but only four years??
His parents as adults should be disgusted with themselves and I hope they do some time as well.
The kid fleeing I can understand because he was scared but the parents covering it up is dispicable.
Mr E

Andover, CT

#10 Jan 23, 2008
Justice served!! THe kid is a dirtbag and his parents ought to be locked up right next to him.
pam piteal

United States

#11 Jan 23, 2008
His parents should be punished to the full extent of the law.How dare they think so little of human life and to not care in the least that this young woman was also someone elses loved one.Also to tell his friends also involved not to tell their parents and not to care what these young people were going thru mentally.They are truly disgusting human beings.I truly hope these people are sued in civil and go bankrupt.

West Hartford, CT

#12 Jan 23, 2008
Four years is a joke! This kid will be out in no time thanks to his parents money and our unbalanced (in)justice system. He murdered an innocent woman of obviously higher human worth than himself (or his parents) and then attempted to get away with it. He should be tried for murder and his dirtbag parents and girlfriend should be considered accomplices.

We can only hope the big boys in the slammer take good care of him!
Lucas Davenport

United States

#13 Jan 23, 2008
The kid chose to run. Good for him, bad for justice. Had he stayed at the scene and been found to be DUI, the charges would've been more severe.
Leroy Brown

United States

#14 Jan 23, 2008
4 years for a drunk driving, tried to cover-up hit & run murder? And his scumbag lawyer is going to argue for less time - his lawyer should be serving right along with him.
So Sad

Newington, CT

#15 Jan 23, 2008
Everything about this story makes me sick! I cannot believe that the max this man can get is 4 years. Way to go judicial system!! Hey...while completely immoral, I guess he was smart by leaving the scene. If he would have stayed he would have been charged with DUI, etc, and probably looking at much more time. Also, great example the parents are setting for others! It goes to show you that $$$ can save you!

Newington, CT

#17 Jan 23, 2008
CTMomof2 wrote:
This guy should get far more than four years...he has a reckless disregard for human life.
See what money will buy you. Look at the sentence Tracy Watson got for doing the exact same thing.
True Story

Shelton, CT

#18 Jan 23, 2008
4 years??? Well I guess hitting an innocent woman with your car while intoxicated and killing her was better than being caught selling crack. He would've gotten at least 10 years for that.

Wallingford, CT

#19 Jan 23, 2008
True Story wrote:
4 years??? Well I guess hitting an innocent woman with your car while intoxicated and killing her was better than being caught selling crack. He would've gotten at least 10 years for that.
But it is NOT as good as being Governor and getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar - that only rates ONE YEAR, and subsequently a cushy job at the taxpayers expense.

Hartford, CT

#20 Jan 23, 2008
The parents should go to jail as well, and the son should certaily be facing way more than four years.

The almighty dollar speaks again, loud and clear. Got money? Got protection from the law.

Woodbridge, CT

#23 Jan 23, 2008
OMG he should be in jail for life and never come out for his callous disregard for her life. What a complete sociopath.This is waaay too lenient. I want to cry for the injustice of it. Hope karma comes around and he gets hit and killed by another drunk.

Hamden, CT

#24 Jan 23, 2008
This is poor judgement on the part of the prosecutor. He is taking the easy way out...a sure conviction for a crme that is far less serious than the crime that was actually committed. Surely with the evidence from the car and the two backseat witnesses they could have gotten a jury verdict of guilty.

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