Originally Posted by Boston Red
Deterrence certainly IS part of the goal of the justice system, so he should be held out to show that you will be given a nice, long time in jail to think about your actions if you punch someone and kill them. I think a dozen years seems about right. He'd still be under 30 when he gets out. Not a bad deal for killing someone, really.
Agreed. And he likely will receive a manslaughter charge that will result in just that, which seems pretty fair to me.