Drunk-driving victim’s request: Messages for the judge

January 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

One week from tomorrow, the confessed drunk driver who hit and seriously hurt two people in South Delridge last year will be sentenced. We first reported one month ago on the plea bargain for 26-year-old Kalameu Paulo, who was arrested trying to flee the scene of the crash last June. One of her victims, 29-year-old Logan Wicker, who was headed home from work that night when Paulo’s van (left) T-boned his car, has shared information on how to get a message to the judge who will sentence Paulo on January 31st, and says they need to be in by the end of this week:

If you’d like to make your thoughts known to the Judge on the sentencing in this case, please send an e-mail to the King County (senior deputy) Prosecuting Attorney, Amy Freedheim. She will forward all of your comments to the Judge for consideration as she determines the punishment for this woman’s crimes. Amy.Freedheim@kingcounty.gov – In subject line put: Paulo, Kalameu – 1/31 sentencing

Paulo’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal-drunkenness threshold, according to court documents, which also say prosecutors are recommending a 14-month sentence as part of the plea bargain, in which she pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular assault, while a hit-and-run charge was dropped.

9 Comments

  1. OK, all of us who despair of weak sentences for drunk drivers and other criminals, it’s time to take action. Join me in emailing the judge.

    Comment by Jeannie — 8:40 pm January 23, 2014 #

  2. Please remember the judge is bound by sentencing guidelines set by the legislature and even if the max is imposed may seem too low for many.

    Comment by carole — 10:00 pm January 23, 2014 #

  3. Fourteen months?!?
    Drunk-as-a-skunk, fled the scene, totally upended innocent people’s lives forever, and is obviously, blatantly guilty—so why a plea bargain?
    I will defintely email the judge in this case.
    This woman should be locked up for at least 14 YEARS.

    Comment by pupsarebest — 10:13 pm January 23, 2014 #

  4. Why is there no deadly weapon enhancement (or is there)? Wouldn’t the vehicle be considered a deadly weapon in this case?

    Comment by k — 7:48 am January 24, 2014 #

  5. Hope all you people who want to lock up all these people are ready to have your taxes go up and possibly have a jail right here in your neighborhood…

    Comment by M — 2:33 pm January 24, 2014 #

  6. So, no matter how heinous someone’s actions, justice cannot be attempted because it costs too much?
    How about opening up a lot of space in the jails/prisons, currently occupied by people incarcerated for minor quantities of marijuana, and other far-less egregious behavior(s) than that of this irresponsible individual?

    Comment by pupsarebest — 3:35 pm January 24, 2014 #

  7. How is Logan doing? Does anyone have an update? I think of him often.

    Comment by AG — 4:06 pm January 24, 2014 #

  8. M your asking to get robbed with that attitude
    This is a joke
    Our whole court system is sad

    Comment by Craig — 7:42 pm January 24, 2014 #

  9. already getting robbed by my government craig but thanks for asking

    Comment by m — 7:59 pm January 24, 2014 #

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