How seriously do you think the justice system should take such a crime?
Do you think eight years in prison is adequate? We sure don’t.
But that’s what two Augusta-area men received recently for firebombing Janice Tierney’s Cambridge Drive home in the middle of the night April 13 with her and her three dogs inside. Tierney escaped, but two of her dogs died and the third was heartbreakingly injured, and her home destroyed.
Eight years? For firebombing an occupied home? Disgusting.
Furthermore, our sources indicate the two men — Justin B. Hall, 23, and Kyle D. Capps, 24 — had aborted plans to firebomb another house in North Augusta, S.C., that night ...
Yet, not only did Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet hand the two that milquetoast sentence, he actually went out of his way to do it — sentencing them under the state’s First Offender Act. That means if they complete their sentences, their convictions will even go away, as if it all never happened.