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A father's victim impact statement

A father's victim impact statement

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Published by LindsayMarti
Per his request, I posted my dad's victim impact statement that he read at the sentencing of the drunk driver who killed my brother Nathan.
Per his request, I posted my dad's victim impact statement that he read at the sentencing of the drunk driver who killed my brother Nathan.

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Published by: LindsayMarti on Jan 07, 2011
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Lupe Costello added this note
god bless you and your family for your loss i also lost my brother to drunk driver and after reading your statement this helped me write mines thank you and god bless you and your family
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Margeaux Langley added this note
There are but two words I could think that expresses my gratitude for your unselfish act of posting your personal VIR's; THANK YOU. You words have given me insight about how to present mines. God bless.

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