Letters to the Editor

McFadden doesn't deserve jail

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.

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.