Protest occurs for sentence reconsideration for Del Norte man convicted in fatal DUI crash
DEL NORTE COUNTY- The judge who sentenced the former Crescent Elk Middle School Assistant Principal to three years in state prison for a fatal crash that killed a Klamath man, will soon reconsider that sentence.
Mann was driving on Highway 101 south of the Smith River and crashed into a truck driven by Kenneth Jones in December, 2012. Last Monday, he was convicted of driving under the influence, and a special allegation for causing great bodily injury was struck down. Monday night, he arrived at the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office to begin his sentence. The judge will reconsider the length of that sentence after Mann completes 90 days in custody. Family and friends of Kenneth Jones were outside the sheriff’s office voicing their disapproval of the judge’s new ruling as Mann entered the building to begin his time in custody.
"Justice has not been served. I didn't feel that at the sentencing on Monday, and now that the judge wants to take a second look at this, he legally can't give him any more time, but he can legally give him less time. And if that's what the case is...no, I refuse. I won't back down and I'm not going to stand down," said Kendra Jones, Kenneth Jones’ daughter.
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