Remember this case? Lavonte Drummer and Dominic Davis were charged with murder in the April 2010 death of Tian Sheng Yu, who was randomly assaulted on the street while he was shopping with this son.
Two years later, reading about the assault is still pretty upsetting:
Prosecutors have said Drummer and Davis were upset about their lives, drinking rum and looking for someone to punch shortly before they attacked the Yus on April 16, 2010. The father and son were on their way to shop for coins at a jewelry store.With the plea deal, Drummer and Davis are expected to serve eleven years in prison. That's it. After clearly demonstrating what little regard they had for Tian Sheng Yu's life -- he was nothing more than a punching bag to them -- they get eleven years.
Authorities say the men sucker punched the son as the elder Yu was parking his car on Broadway. Tian Sheng Yu approached the two attackers near the Fox Theater on Telegraph Avenue. Speaking in Mandarin, the father demanded an explanation for the attack, and the assailants turned on him, police said.
Drummer told investigators that "he had anger and frustration over his life and planned on hitting someone," police wrote in a statement that outlined grounds for the arrests.
Is this really justice? It doesn't seem like enough. Then again, nothing really seems like enough. More here: Plea deal in case of Asian father killed on Uptown sidewalk by punch.