Families of teens who were fatally struck call for justice after ex-judge is charged with misdemeanor

The families of two teens who were fatally struck by a car in Sullivan County are making an emotional call for justice after a retired judge was charged with a misdemeanor in the case.

News 12 Staff

Sep 4, 2020, 7:00 PM

Updated 1,359 days ago

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The families of two teens who were fatally struck by a car in Sullivan County are making an emotional call for justice after a retired judge was charged with a misdemeanor in the case.
The families of 14-year-old Justin Finkel and 16-year-old Devin Zeininger are protesting the district attorney's handling of the pedestrian deaths outside the county courthouse in Monticello.
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Retired Fallsburg Judge Isaac Kantrowitz, 86, was indicted last month for reckless driving, which includes 60 days in jail. The victims' parents say that is far from enough.
"He should've been charged with manslaughter like the law allows for other people. He's getting special treatment because he's a judge,” alleges Bonnie Finkel, mother of the 14-year-old victim. "There's gotta be justice for my boy and his friend because they lost their lives because of that man.”
Sullivan County Acting District Attorney Meagan Galligan says she's devastated for the families, and that her office presented all of the evidence to a grand jury, which found that no other laws in this case were broken. 


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