Letter: Tragedy leaves questions, sorrow

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 25, 2006

I have been reading the stories in the paper about the young man who stabbed someone and attempted to steal his $3,000 moped, and the man who was charged with driving drunk and killing an 8-year-old girl as she rode in the back of a car that was struck from behind on U.S. 29 near Gary’s Barbecue. How does the 17-year-old get a $250,000 bond and the drunk driver, who was charged with three felonies, only have a $20,000 bond?

I just read that the drunken driver has now posted his bond and the young man with the quarter million dollar bond is probably still in jail. I don’t understand the concept behind the bond set from the magistrate’s office.

I have talked with several people about this, and I am dumbfounded at the fact that the drunken driver was placed on such a small bond. I don’t know the families involved, but I can only imagine the heartbreak and grief that they are going through at this time.

— James Lambert