First and foremost, I want to send our deepest condolences to the family of Catalino Sanchez Astorga. The tragedy that took his life was horrible.
I do wish to say that jail time should be reserved for criminals. I have known Danise McFadden and her parents for more than 35 years, and I can state unequivocally that Danise is not a criminal.
I am not wishing to take anything away from the hardship of the deceased's family. However, I can see absolutely no benefit to be gained by anyone for Danise's incarceration.
I would hope the judges, attorneys and sheriff's office can come to the same conclusion.
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One more issue -- the headlines by which this case has been stamped. I feel that "clothed only in a blanket" is more than sufficient. I do feel that The Modesto Bee went over the top with all other descriptions.