I don’t get it at several levels.
15 years for biting off piece of cheek, which has been mostly restored with plastic surgery!
Gareth Whyte, 27, was convicted in January of first- and second-degree assault in the May 8 attack.
“When I was bitten and my flesh was spat at me, more than my face was damaged,” said Dorothy Pritchett of New Rochelle, New York, in a statement read by prosecutor Heide Mason.
“The compassion and love I had in me was killed,” Pitchett’s statement said. “My courage and self-esteem was taken away.”
“People may think that 25 years in prison may be too long for the damage that was done to me but I’ll be in this prison for the rest of my life,” she said.
- What kind of self-esteem she had initially to begin with?
- That her compassion was killed in self-evident. She was demanding 25 years.
I don’t condone the crime in the least. However I think this is a case where the punishment far exceeds the crime. Much more serious offenders (like murderer’s) have been let away for much less. 15 years will destroy the life of this young man forever. Also the victim doesn’t arouse much compassion for her apparently heartless nature.