Letters to the Editor

McFadden already serving life sentence

I concur with "McFadden doesn't deserve jail" (Sept. 14, Letters). My heartfelt sympathy goes out to both families involved in this tragedy. Danise McFadden experienced a mental crisis that resulted in the death of Catalino Sanchez Astorga. This was not a deliberate, heinous act like those we often read about.

Danise has already paid a significant debt emotionally for this accident, and I would venture to guess she will continue to pay every day for the rest of her life. So in a sense, she is already serving a life sentence. Imposing jail time is excessive punishment for something that truly was an accident.

KAREN PAINTER

La Grange

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