This does suck. Heatley was gonna be something special. I thought he was the next Lemieux (sp?)
My friend met Heatley in a bar in Boston and said he was a super nice guy, my friend bought him a beer to congratulate him on a good year and Heatley thanked him by giving him free tickets to the game the next night. My friend said he was prolly the nicest athlete he has ever met.
My feeling is that the jailtime will depend on if Snyder's family really want to push the issue. I think the kid will suffer for the rest of his life even if he doesn't go to jail (which I dont think he will, or if he does it will somehow be built in that he does his sentences during the offseason). The sad and haunting thing is that he will wake up every day and realize that someone's child, brother, and husband is dead b/c of him and that is probably punishment enough.
Originally posted by wordlifeMy feeling is that the jailtime will depend on if Snyder's family really want to push the issue.
It's up to the prosecutor if they want to press charges. If they were going for money, the family would have to go for a civil suit, but if he broke the law (especially resulting in a death) the courts don't have to have someone who wants revenge or justice to go after them. What would happen if someone died who didn't have any family? That's why it's "The People vs..." if these things go to trial.
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This was a really nice story done by WBAY-TV (my employer) the other day. It's about a 5-year-old Neenah, WI kid who was born with an underdeveloped hand, but still dreams of playing in the NHL (if it survives.)