Editor: Brent Parent’s lawyer (The Times, May 1) wants us to feel sorry for him and believe that he is not as bad as he is being made out to be. This man deliberately drove his car at Silas O’Brien and killed him.
I say throw him in jail for 25 years and burn his driver’s license. He is a menace to society and cannot be trusted to operate a vehicle, even if it is just for work.
Of course, if our injustice system is actually acting on behalf of the victim (Silas), then he won’t have to worry about driving for work. He will be behind bars where he belongs. He said that he wished it was him who was killed. As callous as this may sound, I am sure there are a lot of other people who feel the same way.
An innocent person died that day and his family is forever changed because of it. Parent will go on living whether it is behind bars, or on the streets of Langley.