From the PD --
This guy, I believe, could have received a maximum prison term of 29 years, and only got 7.
Sean Kay's Ford Expedition gouged the minivan Amanda Koczwara was driving last Dec. 28, then careened across the median into the interstate's southbound lanes, went airborne and landed atop Gerald Durczak's oncoming car. Durczak, 58, of Garfield Heights, died instantly. Koczwara and the two children riding in the van were uninjured.
Judge Eileen A. Gallagher imposed the sentence this morning, about a month after she convicted Kay, 20, of felonious assault and aggravated vehicular homicide. At that time, Gallagher dismissed a murder count that bears a prison sentence of 15 years to life. More....
Judge Eileen A. Gallagher, also threw out a rape case of a 9 year old girl because the prosecutor was late to her courtroom. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, Gallagher admits she COULD have handled the rape case differently, BUT the prosecutor could refile the case.
Again victimizing the victim! What the hell kind of thinking is this? Is this the type of judge we want protecting us?
Gallagher, one of the "Merry-Go-Round" of names commonly played with candidates by the democrats here in Cuyahoga County, will be up for reelection in 2008.
Originally a Democrat, Gallagher, relying on her name power, switched parties (GOP) to become a judge, and then, after the last time she was elected in 2002, switched back to the Dems.
To be honest voters of both parties would be better off without incompetent judges like this!
From the GOP Prince