Calgary Sun - - COMMENT -

In Heidi Still­inger’s re­sponse to the ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing her son be­ing re­leased from prison, she seems very an­gry with the Cal­gary Sun. While I can em­pathize with her for hav­ing to en­dure what I as­sume is hurt and anger, the vic­tim’s fam­ily has to en­dure a life­time with­out their loved one. This is the prob­lem with our le­gal sys­tem to­day. They place more em­pha­sis on the killer and their feel­ings and get­ting “out.” Not re­ally ever think­ing about how it feels for the fam­ily who lost their daugh­ter for life, her killer is be­ing re­leased from prison, call­ing it “con col­lege”. Whether it was meant as a joke or not is not any less harsh know­ing they will never speak to or see their daugh­ter again. You, Heidi, should be thank­ful this didn’t hap­pen in the U.S. or you’d never see your poor son out of prison again.

DeAN CLARKE (Just to be clear, it was a man­slaugh­ter con­vic­tion.)

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