Friday, November 2, 2007

No Prison Break for Lane Garrison

“Prison Break” star Lane Garrison was sentenced by a judge for a total of forty months in state prison for his DUIcrash that caused the death of 17-year-old Vahagn Setian.


Judge Elden Fox told Lane, “I think you are truly remorseful,” but the reason for sentencing was because “the public needs to know crimes like this need to be punished and, unfortunately, you have to be the messenger.” His sentence was based on Lane’s lack of prior criminal history, that he admitted responsibility, plead guilty and offered the families financial assistance.

Just before he was sentenced Lane who was very emotional, told the victims’ families he was “genuinely remorseful” and “sickened” by his behaviour that night.

He will get credit for 91 days he has already served. That, combined with California’s Work Time/Good Time early release program, means he will do about 20 months in a state prison.

He must also pay close to $300,000 to the Setian family and to the two girls who were in the car.

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