People vs Jacob Andrews (17CR04271)

Betsy, Erin, Camron, Joe and I would like to request a letter of support on behalf of Jack (via e-mail) in the case of “The People of the State of California v. Jacob Andrews (17CR04271)”.

(On October 26, 2016, Jack Meehan was KILLED by Jacob Andrews, an extremely irresponsible individual who was driving approximately 85 to 90 MPH (and quite likely playing with the radio or texting) according to the California Highway Patrol on a residential street where the speed limit was 35 MPH.

Andrews has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence.

(There is little doubt that he will be convicted at trial or more likely try to obtain a lesser sentence)

The letter should be addressed to Judge John Salazar but e-mailed to Sylvia Nieto, the Santa Cruz County Victim Witness Program Manager to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Also, if you are comfortable, please send a copy to Betsy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we will have physical copies to take to court with us.

Please feel free to write the letter however you would like. It is from you and should reflect your personal feelings. 

A few suggestions for items you might wish to address are:

What was your relationship to Jack, e.g., classmate, teammate, co-worker, friend

What special characteristics of Jack’s did you observe or admire, e.g., adventurous, hardworking, loyal, generous

Did you ever experience or observe Jack to anything exceptional for you or others, e.g., protecting you, standing up for others (such as kids who were being bullied or discriminated against, providing money to others)?

Other personal thoughts you may wish to share regarding the loss of Jack.

The maximum sentence is 6 years in state prison (the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation). Judge Salazar could also sentence him to 2 or 4 years in prison or (unbelievably for KILLING Jack) probation. Clearly, probation would be unjust!

Please emphasize the need for justice through the maximum sentence of prison time. Jack was KILLED. Jacobs deserves to be punished to the maximum extent of the law to deter him from killing someone else and setting an example to everyone else that this type of crime is unacceptable and will result in a sentence to state prison.

Conclude with your personal statement or a simple thank you.

Thank you!

The Meehan family

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