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Editorial

If sentences vary too widely, courts should make corrections

Joseph Donovan in 2009. Joseph Donovan in 2009. (File/The Boston Globe)
December 25, 2011
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By most reasonable measures, Joseph Donovan has served enough time - 18 years - for his role in the 1992 stabbing murder of Yngve Raustein, an MIT student from Norway. Donovan has had time to evaluate, change, and come to terms with his actions. The question is whether the justice system is capable of similar reflection. It should move to reduce his sentence.

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