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Prosecutors Want the Judge to Throw the Book at Lane

10/31/2007 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A prosecutor has asked a judge to sentence "Prison Break" star Lane Garrison to four years, eight months in state prison. Even though they are not asking for the maximum sentence for Garrison, prosecutors are asking the judge to throw the book at the actor.

Garrison is in a Beverly Hills courtroom this morning, uncuffed and wearing a suit, waiting for his sentence to be handed down.

In a courtroom filled with friends and family of the teenage victim, the prosecutor described the scene on the night of the accident. He spoke about how Lane was partying with high school students who asked the actor, after he had "seven or eight" shots of vodka if he was OK, to which he replied, "I'm from Texas, we can hold our liquor in Texas -- not like you can here in California."

Garrison was drunk and driving on the night of December 2, 2006, when he crashed his Range Rover, killing 17-year-old Vahagn Setian. Two teenage girls in the car were seriously injured.


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Sick of It All    


2511 days ago


He needs to go for life!!!

2511 days ago


Throw the book at this killer.

2511 days ago

Miss Manners    

I hate celebrity justice as much as the next person and I am sad that a young man died BUT that young man WILLFULLY got into the car with Lane. Lane did not hit an innocent bystander or plow into someone on the freeway. This young man, sadly, made a poor choice.

2511 days ago


How is not asking for the maximum sentence asking the judge to throw the book him?? A 27 year old man "partying" with two 15 year old girls and the 17 year old he killed? Doing the max of 6 years would be less than the punishment he should receive for drinking and doing drugs with children, then putting them in a car and driving drunk and high, and killing one of them.

2511 days ago

Rockers Its Dangeorus    

THROW THE BOOK. Let's see if he can hold his JAIL TIME.

2511 days ago


he's going to be very popular in the pokey

2511 days ago


#4 - The "young man" was a 17 year old minor. The adult who killed him is a 27 year old man who was drunk and high on cocaine. An adult made a poor decision that killed a child and injured 2 others, 15 year old girls. How about more blame for the adult committing the crime than for his child-victims?

2511 days ago


Miss Manners...You are just stupid.

2511 days ago

Rocco and David    

Drunk driving is illegal and deadly REGARDLESS of who is in the car, who is walking along the road or who is driving the car next to you (or in the opposite direction). He should get the max! I don't care if he's a celeb or not - that shouldn't matter. I am sorry this happened but Lane took a chance and lost.

2511 days ago


Miss Manners,

You are really stupid. his "poor choice" cost a LIFE. SOMEONE DIED. They were all under 18 yrs. old. His big dumb ass should be convicted on manslaughter. He killed someone and according to tmz, he wasnt even cuffed. I wonder if things would be different if he were....let's say......Rapper T.I. would you/court system consider a poor choice then? I think not.

2511 days ago


Who cares? I love to drink & drive

2511 days ago

Goldie Hand    

Use the Booze, ya lose. Simple as that.
Wht do people from Texas think theya re so "it" (Dubya?)

2511 days ago

Sweet Tee    

I see you are going to compare this dummy's sitution with Brandy's situation and there is nothing to compare. Brandy had an accident.. She was not drinking and it's not really clear if the victim may or may not have been at fault in some way. This guy was drunk and purposely put youth in danger, killing one. He should serve ten to twenty.

2511 days ago

Goldie Hand    

14th 14th!!

2511 days ago
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