published Monday, May 16th, 2011

Chattanooga: Lane gets 7 years in vehicular homicide case

Jeremy Lane enters Judge Don Poole's courtroom.
Jeremy Lane enters Judge Don Poole's courtroom.

A Hamilton County judge sentenced Jeremy Lane to seven years on charges of vehicular homicide and related charges in the hit-and-run death of Unum employee Susan Wood.

A jury convicted Lane on March 4.

Lane did not brake, swerve or stop after he hit Wood, who was walking to work, according to witnesses. He drove away and stashed his battered red 1995 Nissan 240SX sports car at the Riverview Grande apartments on Dallas Road.

He then called 911 and concocted a fake story about being carjacked, then went into the Kangaroo Express on Dallas Road. A series of police officers interviewed him about the supposed carjacking as others simultaneously investigated the hitand-run downtown.

Within hours, police began to believe Lane was involved in the hit-and-run.

For complete details see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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bigbearzzz said...

SERIOUSLY?!?!?! SEVEN YEARS?!?! THATS IT!?!?! SO ALL I HAVE TO DO IS GO KILL SOMEBODY WITH MY CAR, WHILE INTOXICATED, AND THEN SPEND SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL....COOL. AND THEN WE WONDER WHY WE HAVE THE LIFETIME CRIMINALS THAT WE HAVE....THAT SENTENCING IS A JOKE

May 16, 2011 at 12:09 p.m.
dave said...

Personally I think that he should spend the next seven years raising this the woman he killed children, explaining to them how his drunkenness caused her death. He is getting off very light, considering that he will be up for parole in what two or three years? Perhaps they should tattoo his crime on his forehead so everyone would know about it where-ever he goes.

May 16, 2011 at 12:39 p.m.
saudrey said...

Multiple by 10 and you would still have a light sentence for this scum bag. This should cause some serious outrage. The stupidity by the judge is absolutely stunning.

May 16, 2011 at 2:10 p.m.
Bryncp said...

I'm sure alot of people are disappointed with this sentence.

May 16, 2011 at 9:36 p.m.
chet123 said...

Got news for you...this guy will be out in 2YEARS!!! THE "VELVET HAMMER"IN ACTION!!!

May 17, 2011 at 8:46 a.m.
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