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Lane Garrison Sentenced to 40 Months for Vehicular Manslaughter

Lance_garrison_2 Lane Garrison, formerly of Prison Break, pleaded guilty in May to the Vehicular Manslaughter of a 17 year old boy and injuring a 14 year old girl.  He was sentenced on October 31 (interesting choice of dates) to 40 months in state prison and must pay $280,000 restitution to his victims' families.  Garrison had faced a maximum term of six years and eight months in prison.

People is reporting that in addressing the court before the sentencing, Lane said, "I think of you guys [the victim's family] every night. I felt what it's like to be in prison. I want to show that my walk with sobriety will be very easy. I want to help other kids not make the same mistake I did. I just want to say how sorry I am to the Setian family. I am sickened by my behavior on that night. My thoughts keep coming back to that night."

TMZ is reporting that as he sentenced him, Judge Elden Fox told Lane he thought he was a human being who made a very bad mistake -- and that he committed a crime and devastated three families.  Fox told Garrison, "I think you are truly remorseful," but sentenced him to prison because "the public needs to know crimes like this need to be punished and, unfortunately, you have to be the messenger." The sentence was based on Garrison's lack of prior criminal history and that he admitted responsibility, pleaded guilty right away and has offered the families financial assistance.

Garrison he will get credit for the 91 days he has already served. That, combined with California's Work Time/Good Time early release program, means he will likely be in state prison for about half the time he was sentenced, 20 months.  Considering he killed someone, I think this sentence is overly fair.  That will work out to be less than two years.







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Comments

Kirsten

At least he is admitting he did wrong, unlike madam Spears, who continues to screw up and then it's everyone else's fault.

*sighs*

Drivers people. You make money. Hire DRIVERS when you are drunk.

jodifur

I know, it's crazy. I'd call a cab and I don't have nearly the amount of money these people do.




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