Were Jason Diprose's parents in court? Did anyone ask them how they felt about what he had done? I know this is a long time ago but actually to me it's not, on the 29th December 1970 my best friend - a male (nothing sexual) was killed by a drunken driver, on the 15th January 1971 my brother was also killed by a drunken driver. Seventeen days apart and both lads died fifty yards apart, both killed by people we knew from our local farming community - both got off without any prosecution. The first driver ran off over the fields and wasn't picked up by the police for two days and the woman who killed my brother was removed from the scene of the accident and had had a few stiff whiskies 'for her nerves' by the time the police found her at her fathers home, where he had taken her, he was a county councillor. She had been drinking all afternoon in a local pub, there were plenty of witnesses who were never called to testify and had two bald tyres on her car. There were inquests of course, but the coroner played golf with the fathers of both the people still alive who were instrumental in the accidents. My father would not appeal, he was devastated. Nothing will ever persuede me that this was other than a disgrace to the justice system in our country and actually nothing changes, it's not what you know - it's who you know! And you can get away with murder!