[Editor's Note: The article his been updated from it's original version to clarify Anderson's sentence.]
Update on January 16th, 2013 at 4:20 p.m. :
Following a long day of emotional pleas by relatives and friends of both the victims, Ashlie Krakowski and David Servin, as well as the defendant, Jason Anderson, Judge Denise Markle sentenced Anderson to a total of 10 years in prison, 5 years for the death of David Servin and 5 years for the death of Ashlie Krakowski, with both sentences suspended after 5 years. Anderson will likely serve 5 years in prison, followed by 3 years probation. Anderson plans to appeal the decision.
Judge Markle set bail at $50,000, giving Anderson an hour to raise the money. In the case that Anderson does raise the funds, he will be out on bail, awaiting to appeal to the judge's sentencing.
In her remarks, Judge Markle noted Anderson's "very good record" as a police officer. She noted that it was clear that he was a "devoted father, a devoted husband."
Judge Markle went on to say that as a police officer Jason Anderson had a "responsibility of protecting the public." She said that driving at such excessive speeds down Boston Post Road on June 13, 2009, "reflected a total lack of respect."
Judge Markle went on to say, "I'm not treating you any differently because you a police officer."
Furthermore, Judge Markle ordered Anderson to serve 300 hours of community service and ordered that during his probation, he make an annual contribution of $2,000 for three years (totaling $6,000) to a scholarship fund in the name of Davis Servin and another in the name of Ashlie Krakowski.
The prosecutor asked for bond to be set at $250,000, but Judge Markle set bond at $50,000.
The original report follows:
Strong words and strong emotions have been at the center of the sentencing of Jason Anderson at Milford Supreme Court Wednesday.
Over a dozen relatives of Ashlie Krakowski and David Servin spoke on behalf of their deceased relatives, offering criticism of ex-Milford Police Officer Jason Anderson, who in early November, was found guilty of two counts of misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving that resulted in the deaths of 19-year-old Orange residents Ashlie Krakowski and David Servin.
"Someone was going to die that night, Mr. Anderson. You made sure of that," said Susan Servin, mother of David.
Lori Krakowski, Ashlie Krakowsi's grandmother, spoke out against Anderson, as well, calling him a "thug."
"She was my only grandchild, my only life," Ashlie's grandmother said. "There are no holidays in our house, no weddings to look forward to. Kids are taught to respect the law, I cannot respect Jason Anderson."
"Any party who wishes to address the court, the court will give you as much time as you [want]," Judge Denise Markle said in Milford Supreme Court after the prosecution noted that the relatives would try to keep their comments brief.
Court is back in session at 2 p.m. with the sentecing expected to be delivered later this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates.