Justice For Riley Conard

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We are asking that the Conard family receive the Justice they deserve.

Riley Conard, 31, was killed in a fatal car accident on April 25th 2019 when his 2005 Ford F150 pickup truck was struck by another vehicle driven by a juvenile, according to a press release by the Washington State Patrol. Suzanne Conard, 28, and their two sons were in Conard's vehicle during the crash and all members of the family sustained injuries. The other vehicle a 2008 Ford Escape, had three juveniles in it and none were injured, Drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, according to the press release.

 

-The citizens of Skagit, Snohomish, and many others are reaching out to the Prosecuting Attorney in hopes to have the Defendant in this case tried as an Adult. 

Currently the law in Washington for a Juvenile convicted of these crimes is very minimal (approximately only 15 weeks served time.) The defendant has not been sentenced yet, but if she is sentenced as a Juvenile, she would only be serving 15-36 weeks in Juvenile Detention with the current charges. The citizens of this county, and surrounding areas; would like to have the person who committed this crime off the streets, by having the case be transferred to Adult Criminal Court.

Excerpt from the American Bar Association- Standards for the Prosecution Function, Standard 3-1.1:

" (b) The primary duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice within the bounds of the law, not merely to convict. The prosecutor serves the Public Interest, and should act with integrity and balanced judgment to increase public safety- both by pursuing appropriate criminal charges of the appropriate severity, and to not pursue criminal charges in appropriate circumstances. The prosecutor should seek to protect the innocent and convict the guilty, consider the interests of victims and witnesses.."

 

This community has lost a beloved Husband, Father, Son, and Friend. There isn't anything that can bring him back, but getting the person off the streets who committed this crime is necessary. We believe it is in the public's best interest to keep the person responsible of this act, off the streets for as long as possible. A juvenile sentence of only mere weeks, won't be enough to satisfy the public in this case.

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