New York: where life is cheap…Derek Manwarren sent to prison for from 1 to 3 years after admitting to driving drunk and killing Brian Cook

When closure is more important than justice…

Letter to the Editor:
Just a little fun fact- my cousin did not receive justice Tuesday July 2 as Derek was given 3 years in jail with parole eligibility in one year. He was given this because he made a deal- as long as he please guilty to the vehicular manslaughter charge they would drop everything else. Well Derek got his way and the little scumbag didn’t even issue and apology to my family.
Funny how animal abusers get more jail time then someone who makes the conscious decision to get behind the wheel HAMMERED in which results in taking a life. I am saddened and disgusted. The laws need to change.



A Town of Truxton man who admitted to driving drunk and running down a Town of Fabius man on Route 13 last summer will spend 1 to 3 years in State prison.

22 year old Derek Manwarren of 3944 Route 13 Truxton was sentenced in Cortland County Court Tuesday, back in May he pled guilty to a felony charge of vehicular manslaughter.

In the early morning hours of July 6th 2012 Manwarren, who had been drinking at bars in Cortland, was operating his truck northbound on Route 13; when he came upon two other trucks parked on the East shoulder of the roadway near the Twin Oaks Dairy Farm.

The two-parked vehicles were partially in the roadway. Manwarren’s truck hit the rear of the first parked truck, and then he struck the second vehicle. During the collision Manwarren struck and killed 26 year old Brian Cook …MORE

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