Court too easy on Brent Parent

Re: Appeal in road-rage trial, Monique Tamminga, July 10, edition

Re: Appeal in road-rage trial, Monique Tamminga, July 10, edition.

In 2008 Brent Parent ran the vehicle that 21 year-old Silas O’Brien was in off the road, then did a u-turn and ran Silas over with his vehicle. The courts sentenced Parent to 5.5 years. Parent should have been convicted of at least second degree homicide for his actions, but once again, the courts show leniency to those with lengthy criminal convictions.

Parent has 64 driving convictions along with five driving suspensions. Why was he even driving in the first place? My question is this:  when will the government grow some backbone and remove judges who are soft hearted towards those that are a danger to society?

Lee Hanlon