Perry Hall shooter's sentence is a travesty of justice

March 01, 2013

In the recent article "Perry Hall Shooter gets 35 Years" (Feb. 25) I ask myself, what was Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. thinking? Trying a troubled 15-year-old boy who made a very bad choice as an adult instead of placing him in the juvenile court system where he would receive the psychiatric help he needs, is a total travesty of justice.

Judge Robert Cahill is sending this child to adult prison for 35 years, which is far beyond the legal guidelines. I hope there is enough public outrage to appeal this unreasonable sentence.

Ann Phillips, Lutherville

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