Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Family gets wish in sibling slaying: leniency

Family gets wish in sibling slaying: leniency, Seattle Times, Sept. 15, 2007.

Almost one year after Michael "Mikey" Miller was accidentally shot and killed in their Burien home, the couple went before a King County judge Friday to plead for leniency for the teen who pulled the trigger: their other son, Jordan Jantoc.

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"I think this is a case where justice needs to be tempered with mercy," [Superior Court Judge Harry] McCarthy said before he sentenced Jordan to 24 months of home detention, followed by probation when he will be required to give speeches on gun control.
Judge McCarthy is also a UW Trial Ad instructor.

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