Ariel Young’s family is “outraged” by plea deal that caps Britt Reid’s sentence at four years

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The attorney representing the family of Ariel Young welcomed the news that former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, would plead guilty to DWI in connection with the incident that seriously injured Ariel, who was five at the time.

Now that more details are emerging, the family’s position has changed.

Prosecutors have agreed not to seek more than four years in prison for Reid. The maximum sentence is seven.

Via Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, an attorney representing Ariel Young’s family said that they are “outraged” by the news.

Whether that’s enough to prevent court approval of the plea deal remains to be seen. The fact that the family apparently will not approve of the agreement will not make the approval process any easier.

 

10 responses to “Ariel Young’s family is “outraged” by plea deal that caps Britt Reid’s sentence at four years

  1. At some point Britt has to man up and take his punishment. If you keep it at 4 years he’ll be out in 28 months with good behavior. Give him 6 years and make him serve at least 3 to 4. That’s fair. Meanwhile no one is asking about how Ariel is doing?

  2. I never understand plea deals when there’s seemingly nothing in doubt when it comes to the case and prosecution.

    What incentive is there for the court to shorten the sentence? He’s guilty, there’s not really any doubt how this would go.

  3. 4 years for ruining the lives of an innocent little girl and her family? Hardly seems fair for what they now have to deal with because he chose to drive while heavily intoxicated.

  4. kevpft says:
    September 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm
    I never understand plea deals when there’s seemingly nothing in doubt when it comes to the case and prosecution.
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    Prosecutors care about their win loss record. They’d rather have the sure thing rather than a trial.

  5. pftancelledme says:
    September 12, 2022 at 1:34 pm
    Chiefs fan here. Ariel Young’s family Should be outraged.
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    This is the good ole boy network on full display. Anyone doubting that there are 2 justice systems need only look at this travesty. The entire KC community should be outraged. This Chiefs fan certainly is.

  6. Everyone’s outrage is understandable, but he’s not going to take a deal to do the maximum sentence.

  7. What incentive is there for the court to shorten the sentence? He’s guilty, there’s not really any doubt how this would go.
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    The cost $ of a trial is the incentive.

  8. The news is outrageous. He should be locked up for a long time. The truth is his expensive lawyers will get him light punishment and cause even more outrage.

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