18-month sentence is an injusticein the Cody Wieland murder case | SummitDaily.com

18-month sentence is an injusticein the Cody Wieland murder case

Where is the justice? Michael Scott Dietert received an 18-month jail sentence whereas his two buddies are serving 28 years each for the same crime. All three should be held equally accountable for killing Cody Wieland, yet Mr. Dietert will serve 318 months less than his accomplices. District Attorney Mark Hurlbert states that “18 months in prison is not an insignificant sentence, either.” OK, then why the huge discrepancies in jail terms? The math here shows that Mr. Dietert is guilty of about 5.3 percent of the crime.So, when Hurlbert feels that 18 months is not insignificant, what does he feel about the prior two 28-year sentences for Mr. Dietert’s accomplices? Over the top? Hurlbert needs to take a basic mathematics class.Because Wieland’s family wanted closure to this hideous episode, they opted for the 18-month sentencing for Mr. Dietert. Still, the balance of justice is askew here.

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