Crime & Courts

NY father sentenced to 15 years – held responsible for daughter’s fatal car crash

It is being reported on August 20, 2015 that  Michael Ware, 54, of Scarsdale, NY has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for giving his 15-year-old daughter keys to SUV which she later crashed killing three teenagers. His daughter Julia Ware was given probation by the courts last May. She cannot get a drivers license until the court decides that she is fit to drive.

The judge gave father Michael Ware a long sentence because he initially lied to investigators about giving her permission to drive the vehicle.  While she was was behind the wheel of the SUV on Aug. 30, 2014, it flipped over killing  ” . . .Ryan Lesher, Shamus Digney and Cullen Keffer, all 15-year-old sophomores at Council Rock High School in suburban Philadelphia. Three others were hurt.”

According to the district attorney, Mr. Ware plead guilty three counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Judge Hamill called Ware’s actions “‘preventable, irresponsible, reckless, stupid and selfish’ and said he had failed as a father.  Ware’s lawyer, Robert Reno, had asked for a sentence of 12 to 23 months. Outside court, he called the sentence ‘ridiculous’ and said there would be an appeal.”

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