Re:"De Patie’s family lividover decision," Apr. 4.


I just have to expressmy utter disgust at thereduction of the sentencegiven to Darnell Pratt forthe horrific death ofGrant De Patie.


Decisions like thiserode public faith in thefairness of the judicialsystem, where the oddsseem to be stackedagainst victims.My heart goes out tothe De Patie family for allthey have had to gothrough since their son’sdeath.


I can’t even imag-ine how betrayed theymust feel.We need to overhaul ourjustice system so that jus-tice might once again beserved.