90-day sentence isn’t justice for fatal hit-and-run

So Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Anna Alexander gives Ashton Dedmon 90 days in jail with credit for 22 days served for the hit-and-run death of Joshua Kollman, 53, of Everett. (“Everett Navy sailor sentenced to 90 days for fatal hit and run,” The Herald, March 5).

Unbelievable! 90 days, is that it? Where is the justice for Joshua Kollman and family? Answer, there isn’t any.

This ridiculous sentence is a perfect example of our unfair, liberal justice system, and a judge with no common sense.

Jim Sullivan

Snohomish

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