By Garth O'Brien | January 6, 2008
Filed Under DUI News
Colfax, Washington. Frederick Russell, former fugitive, was finally sentenced after his vehicular homicide conviction. Russell is responsible for killing three Washington State University students in 2001 while driving under the influence. Russell then fled to Ireland running from the law successfully for five years.
Thankfully, Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier did not show mercy. Judge Frazier told Russell, “You were grossly irresponsible,” and “You are going to get the maximum sentence under the law. You deserve it. It’s as simple as that.” Unfortunately, the maximum penalty is only 14 years and 3 months in prison.
The maximum penalty is hardly an acceptable punishment for erasing the lives of Brandon Clements, 22; Stacy Morrow, 21; and Ryan Sorensen, 21.