November 18, 2017

BC Court of Appeal ruling pleases Mom of daughter killed by drunk driver

The mother of a young woman killed by a drunk driver two years ago is pleased BC’s highest court has upheld the sentence handed to an impaired driver… who took the life of someone else’s child.

“She just needs to serve her time. Stop all the trying to get out of jail free card type thing and just go serve your time.”

Markita Kaulius — who lost her daughter Kassandra in May of 2011– says she hopes the family of Alexa Middelaer will find some much-needed peace now that Carol Berner is back behind bars.

“Let the family –the Middelaer family try to begin to heal. I mean, this has dragged on for a ridiculous amount of time. It’s sad that the system allows for it to carry on for this amount of time.”

Kaulius heads up a group pushing for stronger sentences against drunk drivers and more consideration of victim rights.

Kaulius is also suing the driver who caused the crash that killed her 22-year old daughter.
 
In december, Natasha Warren — who pleaded guilty last summer — was sentenced to 37 months.

CKNW Vancouver News

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