Victim Calls for Leniency

On August 17, 2005, in Crime, Heroes, by Jody Ewing

What an inspirational read, and something one doesn’t see very often.

From the New York Times:

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Aug. 15 – Every bone in her face was shattered last November when Victoria Ruvolo was struck by a 20-pound frozen turkey hurled through her windshield by a Long Island teenager. But when she came to court on Monday to hear the teenager accept responsibility for nearly killing her, she was there not for retribution but for his redemption.

The teenager, Ryan Cushing, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County Court to a reduced charge of second-degree assault. Tall and lanky, and too thin for his gray suit, Mr. Cushing, 19, nearly whispered his admission that he threw the turkey from a rear window of a speeding car, hitting Ms. Ruvolo’s car with such force that it bent her steering wheel before striking her.

Read the Full Story: Deal in Turkey-Throwing Case After Victim Calls for Leniency – New York Times

One Response to Victim Calls for Leniency

  1. Lori says:

    God bless Victoria Ruvelo. What an act of class and grace. I hope the young man does her proud, he is extremely lucky. I hope he maybe can do some intervention counselling to youth to show how irresponsible pranks affect the lives of innocent people and the pain a thoughtless act can bring.

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