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Why a lenient jail term in DWI death?

Undated photo of Robert Chapman Sr. of Bethpage

Undated photo of Robert Chapman Sr. of Bethpage who was fatally struck in 2014 by car driven by James Taggart Jr. who'd been driving drunk. Credit: handout

My question relates to “‘Forever broken’ after DWI death” [News, Jan. 27].

Can someone please explain to me how a person gets only one year in jail and five years of probation for second-degree vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving that killed an 81-year-old father, destroying a family?

Bill Morello, Kings Park

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