To the editor:
Regarding Dylan Wisniewski:
I have been following this tragic case on TV as the proceedings were televised. I have to say that I don't see how punishing this kid is going to give the girl's family any solace.
These were two kids playing with a weapon that he shouldn't have been allowed to have. I think the state of Florida needs to have laws that require safety classes to own a weapon.
This boy, and yes he was still just a boy, was so excited and proud to show this to his girlfriend. I think we, as parents, think that when our children hit that magic number 18 that their brain automatically switches to adult mode. They were children and I think he acted as best he could once the tragedy happened.
He was truthful and we have to remember the worst punishment in the world no judge could give him. He lost his best friend. Someone he wanted to spend his life with and while he deserves to be punished I don't think anyone can do it better than he himself is probably doing every day and will for the rest of his life, knowing that he caused it.
I don't think putting him where he is will fix anything. It is just destroying another person'' life.
From what I've seen, he deserves to be in our prayers.
Bonnie K. Lee