Illinois: Dead kid was 10; shouldn’t DUI killer get at least one year in slammer for the kid’s age?


From Chicago Sun-Times

Bulmaro Santos saved his late son’s bicycle and the pajamas the 10-year-old soccer fan son wore before he was crushed to death in a drunken driving accident last year in Rogers Park.
But some memories were “too painful” Santos said in his victim impact statement Tuesday, explaining why he moved his family from the Estes Avenue apartment that overlooked the park where Calvin played.
“We held many of his birthday parties at that park. That view is a constant reminder of the pain we carry,” wrote Santos, who cradled his son as he struggled to breathe on May 29, 2010.
On Tuesday, Cook County Judge William T. O’Brien in Skokie sentenced the man responsible for Calvin’s death to seven years in prison after the defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence.
Martin Candia, 31, had also been charged with reckless homicide upon his arrest. …..MORE