I've been following this story from LA because I write screenplays about these types of events. This is so typical, here is an over conservative judge throwing the book at a great kid that made a mistake. Most judges would have done the right thing and had Melissa serve community service. It's very sad to see kid spend several years is prison because a judge is trying to appease the extreme right. Judge Colette...you should be ashamed. Thanks to the internet the rest of the country can see what nut jobs like you are doing. All I can say is vote this guy out in 2014. Sorry Melissa, be strong.
I can't wait for that earthquake that splits California from the U.S. I can't believe how someone can apologize to a person that killed someone because of their stupid mistake. Just because it was an accident doesn't justify the fact that somebody's son or daughter is dead because of her irresponsibility.