Sentences that say a lot

This is in regards to the front page article concerning the sentencing of Kenneth Small [“Driver sentenced for DUI killing,” April 8].

I am disheartened and agonized by the “maximum sentence permitted” of only 1-1/2 years for the killing of Sabrina Csato on PCH. Was this a misprint?

What kind of justice system has this kind of maximum for such a crime? Shouldn’t Judge Mira take into consideration the absolute negligence in this crime and shouldn’t his sentence reflect that, regardless of what the maximum is? What kind of message is this sending to our youth? What kind of message is this sending to other drunk drivers who have no value whatsoever for another human being’s life?

Please help me find some organizations that are trying to change the way we sentence drunk drivers who kill, so that no other family has to go through what the Csatos have gone through.

My love and respect goes out to the Csato family.

Bonnie Rochelle,

manager, Geoffrey’s Malibu

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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