October 15, 2008

Fighting in Honor of Carlos Cordero, Drunk Driving Victim

On Father’s Day, June 18, 2006, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 26 year-old Carlos Cordero was killed by a drunk driver who ran a red light on a residential street.

His family was devastated after his death, but his sister Sally was determined to fight for justice for Carlos. She contacted MADD as soon as she heard the prosecutor was hoping for a two-to-three-year sentence for killing her brother and injuring three others. She was appalled by a past conviction sheet of similar charges that MADD showed her, noting that some offenders only got parole or a year in jail.

With the community’s support, Carlos’ family stayed united and succeeded. The drunk driving offender was sentenced to 26 years, spending 12 years without any possibility of parole or good behavior.

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