An Omaha woman accused of providing alcohol to her brother-in-law before an accident that killed a newlywed last fall pleaded no contest in court today. Jessica Bedient died in that accident and her husband seriously injured. David Lutton is Jessica’s father and he wants the harshest penalty possible when Sara Danoff is sentenced.
“For an adult to go out and buy alcohol and give it to him and enable him to do these types of things is terrible. That is why we need to change the penalty.”
Lutton says the penalty for procuring alcohol for others needs to be much more severe.
“To enable Danoff to drive that night and kill our daughter and there is where the penalty needs to be. She is really the cause of all of this.”
Sara Danoff could be sentenced to one year in prison and fined $1,000. Lutton says this is simply a slap on the hand.
“Right now procuring is a class one misdemeanor. We feel it should be equal to the penalty that Aaron Danoff received or at least have the penalty there as a class three felony.”
The driver who it Bedient’s vehicle, Aaron Danoff was recently sentenced to 10 to 14 years in prison. Sara Danoff will be sentenced in June.