The Lane Garrison legal saga found a measure of closure today, a judge having decided that 40 months in jail was a suitable sentence for the Prison Break actor's cokey-boozy bender that ended in the death of Beverly Hills High School student Vahagn Setian. From the AP report:
"The public has the right to know that conduct such as this, causing devastation such as this" will have consequences, Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox said.
"Unfortunately, in this case, you have to be the messenger," he told Garrison.
Before the ruling, he apologized to the family of Vahagn Setian.
"I'm sick of my own behavior that night," he said. "This remorse is genuine. I feel it every day."
With Garrison safely behind bars, relieved parents of Beverly Hills High students can now feel free to sign permission slips for the Terror At 30,000 Feet Halloween Dance, semi-confident that no C-list Hollywood type will sidle up to their children on a beanbag couch in the Cockpit of Doom to coax them away from the proceedings with the promise of a "kick-ass, all-you-can-snort party in the Hills."