SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – A South Dakota teenager has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison for causing a fatal crash after a drug dispute — a punishment that the family of the victim says is too lenient.
The Argus Leader reports that the 17-year-old Alex Lingor, of Sioux Falls, was Tuesday sentenced for manslaughter in the February 2017, the death of the 15-year-old Kareem Cisse.
The authorities say that Cisse and two others cheated Lingor during a $25 marijuana deal and Lingor spared for their car in his truck, hitting it and sending it crashing into a tree.
Cisse’s parents say that the sentence is not enough justice.
The court drew criticism from the victim’s family and friends last month, when he gave Lingor a leave of absence so that the boy could attend the graduation. Lingor decided to skip the ceremony.
Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com