is a serious injury enough of a penalty?

If you commit a crime, and during the commission of that crime cause yourself a serious injury, can that be enough of a penalty?

That is the question I ask myself in this case.

Accused in York Region officer’s death granted bail
Garrett Styles, 32, died in the line of duty last June. The teenager accused in his death has been granted bail but remains a quadriplegic, his lawyer said Tuesday. A teenaged driver accused of fatally injuring a York Regional Police officer was …
www.torontosun.com

Note that the accused is now a quadriplegic, as a result of the accident that also caused the death of the officer.

Any thoughts you’d like to share in the comment section?

One Comment

  1. Stephanie says:

    That is a tough one. He kinda is in a jail of sorts because of his injury, should the taxpayers need to cover the cost of his special needs during an actual incarceration? Of course I am not the officer’s family not have I been in a similar situation. Would it give closure to see him be sentenced? I think that is something important to take into account.

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