This link has pictures from the house I was in, and the house I just recently moved out of.
Thanks to Mory for helping my dead brain figure out this easy option.
Can I just take a minute to make a post that will just make me feel better as well as Alesia.
Okay here’s the scenario thus far.
Myles is 17, Emily was 18. They got in a car accident. Myles was the driver. Emily the passenger. Alcohol was said to be involved but it has not yet been said whom had consumed alcohol and how much. Regardless if Myles was drunk, intoxicated, whatever, she still got in to the car with him. Not trying to call a dead girl stupid but that is a no no right off the bat. Any who that is not the point the point is she is gone and he is still here and has this sitting on his shoulders for the rest of his life all starting when he was 17.
I’ve seen a bunch of stupid ass comments saying that he needs to be thrown in jail he is horrible for doing it he is an idiot he is this he is that he murdered her he killed her.
Okay lets start with he murdered her…
- To murder someone it has to be intentional… aka mens rea. Myles never INTENDED to kill this girl. He didn’t say hey get in this car with me. There was no plot to kill her. Therefor no murder.
- It’s easier said than done to call someone an idiot for drinking and driving. Sure you are sitting there in a sober mind and I bet before all this Myles would sit there and go wow that would be fucking stupid to get in a car drunk, intoxicated, slightly over the limit, slightly under the limit, whatever. But I am sure when the time arises that the decision isn’t as easy as it is to you and I right now. I’m not sitting here saying it is allowed and anyone who does it is a complete idiot I am just saying who are you to judge in a situation where you do not know the feeling or what occurs in said state of mind.
- Thrown in jail. INTENDED MURDER carries up to a life sentence, which is 25 years. There goes the intent so now we bring it down to manslaughter and manslaughter is defined as murder brought down to manslaughter because of things such as being provoked or unintentional which DING DING DING there we have it. Since it was in a car it would be Vehicular Manslaughter which in a lot of cases with kids Myles’ age, go in favor of the “defendants” life.
Him being 17 also means he is somewhat protected by the YCJA (Youth Criminal Justice Act)
Basically being 17 he is only “half responsible under the law” although if they were to see fit they could try him as an adult. Which is possible which brings us to the next point…
Let us break it down even more… what would jail do for Myles?
- it would cost the Alberta tax payers money
- he isn’t a repeat offender or offender of any sorts
- he is going to feel like it was all his fault that this girl is dead (it isn’t entirely his fault she made decisions too) but no 17 year old, or anyone at that matter should have to have that weight on their shoulders.
- jail isn’t going to set him straight he’s 17 with a successful up and coming career as a hockey player society isn’t going to want to ruin that for him.
- he’s going to beat himself up over it every day for a long long long time why should he have to do it in a little 10x10 room behind bars?
Therefor based on everything above I am going to stick by my theory that he is not going to get any jail time he is not going to have to miss out on all the opportunities in life that are sitting at his front door, and he will be able to move on and grow up and be normal after a while.