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A Florida Judge Rejects a Plea Deal For an 18-Year-Old Accused of Killing Four People in a Traffic Crash

A Florida judge has rejected a plea deal reached by prosecutors and an attorney for an 18-year-old man accused of killing four people in a traffic crash last year.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Howard Coates said Monday the 10-year prison sentence the defense and prosecution agreed to last month is to lenient. He told the lawyers to either reach a new deal for Christopher Garrett Jr. or to prepare the case for trial, the Palm Beach Post reported.

“We’re talking about four deaths. We’re talking about four destroyed families, and I just have some real issues with only a 10-year sentence,” the judge said.

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