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A South Carolina woman whose drunken driving seriously injured two people has been sentenced to eight years in prison, substance abuse counseling, and to read the Bible.
The Herald of Rock Hill reports reported Cassandra Tolley's attorney said she was thankful for the task and has started working on her assignment to read the Old Testament book of Job and write a summary.
The Bible segment's dominant theme is the question of why God allows good people to suffer.
A legal expert says is the sentence by Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles is rare. University of South Carolina law professor Kenneth Gaines said judges can't arbitrarily add anything they want to a sentence, but if the defendant consents it's not an issue.
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Well if she was sentenced to a 12 step program, they weigh heavily on a higher power. It sounds like she doesn't mind. But I'm sure if she were to make a stink about it, they could have it thrown out. I have heard of the judge ordering that $1.00 be paid in the deceased name to a charity, by the defendant each year on the anniversary of the fatal accident they caused. I loved that idea, so they have to remember the pain they've caused.
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