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Fate for suspect: prison for life

I am impressed by the amount of press given to young Mr. Drew Reynolds; he seems to have been a very nice young man. He seems to have had many friends, and I’m sorry I did not have the opportunity to know him.

I am sure that when it occurred, many of his friends thought that the death penalty would be too good for the suspect. Emotions are still running high, and there are still many who think that way. But as the case continues, these feelings will change.

This suspect took the life of another while in the commission of a felony, a capital offense. In a few months, the focus will be less on Drew and more on the suspect. There will be more of a feeling that maybe it should be life in prison without parole. Another few months, and it will be life in prison. By the time the suspect comes to trial, in a year or so, the suspect will “cut” a deal for five years or less with time served. With “good time” and “work time,” the suspect will be out in a couple of years. But that’s justice.

This suspect should never see the outside of a prison again, today or a year from now.

William I. Stewart

Grass Valley

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