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The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reports that Gautam pleaded guilty to first degree murder in April of this year. While prosecutors pushed for a sentence of 99 years, Gautam’s attorney asked for 50 years with 10 suspended. Ultimately, superior court judge Bethany Harbison handed down an 85 year sentence with 25 years suspended and 60 to serve.
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If people are left on their own after being released they’re more likely to fall back into using illicit substances says Weiss.
Weiss is careful though to highlight that there are some people who have committed such egregious crimes that they should never be released, public safety then is still very much front of mind.
“As a member of the community, as a mother and grandmother, public safety is something I’m very concerned about,” said Weiss.
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