Where is the justice for the family of eighteen year-old Jacob Langworthy?
Four teenagers broke into Jacob's home in January 2005 and and stole some items while a fifth teenager shot him in the back of the head. The four were given 10-year prison sentences for manslaughter and home invasion and the fifth is still awaiting trial for first-degree murder.
I believe the four perps should have received much longer and tougher sentences. Sure, it is possible they didn't intend for anyone to die and they are sorry for what happened but we must be tough on crimes that result in the deaths of innocent people. When these individuals conspired to commit this home invasion, they automatically assumed responsibility for every act that occurred as a result of it.
It's time to set an example and show these young perps what's in store for them if they engage in illegal and irresponsible behavior. It's time to send the message that we will no longer tolerate it, for we have tolerated it far too long already.