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VIDEO: Texting And Driving Death, What Is A Just Punishment?


Fifty-five-year-old Dave Muslovski, of Youngstown, Ohio, was on the road to health and nearing retirement– things were looking up.

Muslovski wanted to get into shape and lose some weight.  He began walking 9 miles each morning and then 9 miles again at night.  In total, he walked 6 hours a day.

The exercise paid off, and Muslovski lost 165 pounds in 9 months.

On June 17, 2010, Muslovski set out at dawn for his 9 mile walk.  He was wearing a bright neon green shirt with reflective stripes down the side, so that he could be easily seen.

At that same time, 19-year-old Whitney Yaeger was texting and driving.  She went off the road and struck Muslovski.   The injuries he sustained were fatal.

Yaeger admitted to looking down at her phone for at least 10 seconds.

Yaeger pleaded no-contest to  vehicular homicide and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.

Muslovski’s family is unsatisfied with the punishment.  Do you think the punishment fits the crime?

Ebaum’s World


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