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UPDATE: Jason Anderson to Serve 5 Years in Prison

Anderson was sentenced 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 serve 5 years in prison, followed by 3 years probati

[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 verdict.

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.

Original Story:

Strong words and strong emotions have been at the center of the sentencing of Jason Anderson at Milford Superior 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," Judge Denise Markle said in Milford Superior Court after the prosecution noted that the relatives would try to keep their comments brief.

The Court is back in session at 2 p.m. with the sentencing expected to be delivered later this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates.

thathouse January 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Good. I'm glad he's going away. He deserves a longer sentence but I'm just glad he didn't get off.
Walt January 17, 2013 at 01:59 AM
A slap on the wrist, this scum should have gotten at least twenty years, instead he'll do five easy years in some country club.
tjc360 January 17, 2013 at 01:10 PM
So Anderson didnt speak or give an apology? Oh thats right, it was the kids fault for being drunk and turning on a yellow light (or so thats what they told us)... If this was me, I would be in jail for at least 30-40 years, I dont understand how an officer, who clearly broke the law (in a big way) gets off on 5 years, which he will get out in 2, for KILLING 2 kids, and seems to have no remorse about it?
caroline ettinger January 17, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Not nearly enough. He had no right or reason to be driving at such a speed, with no lights or sirens on, he was abusing his authority. If he were anyone else off the street he would have been charged for manslaughter. Its apauling to me how he could sit inthat court room witht he families of the victims (and they were victims!!) the teenagers HE killed and dragged their names through the mud, truth is, regardless of them having been drinking, if he were doing the speed limit or had his lights and sirens on, they would still be alive. He's guilty and now he's appealing the mere slap on the wrist he got. I hope it back fires on him, I hope and pray that the jury/judge go forward with the maximum charge and time. His sheer arrogance and smugness makes me sick... He's a disgrace to the uniform and all police agencies. Enjoy prison and after that, your new career @ McDonalds.
CB January 17, 2013 at 01:57 PM
He hit the kids car going 90 MPH. They are both dead, and he gets 2.5 years for reckless driving and now they will appeal that sentence and he'll end up with less.. Something doesn't seem right with this ending at all.
RONALD M GOLDWYN January 17, 2013 at 05:29 PM
I didn't read the trial transcript so I don't know what kind of a person he was prior to the crimes he was convicted of. The judge did take into account the type of person he was and included those facts as a factor in her sentence and bail value. I accept the way our judicial system is run and feel we get justice and not being vindictive. Too many of our citizens are out for blood and that is what scares me.
Ginny January 17, 2013 at 06:41 PM
There is no doubt that Officer Anderson was speeding and that David Servin driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs after 12 in the morning is "breaking the law" as well, and being irresponsible. Their actions were impaired and not acceptable. Someone that is driving at that hour doesn't try to "beat the light". An alert driver would not have been killed. I feel for the families that lost their children. Not having them here is sad for those close to them. I am so sorry for their loss. As a Mom, I would be devastated. Did they know where their children were? Were they aware that they were drinking and using drugs irresponsibly? Only the parents can answer to that. To the officer I am sorry for you and your family as well. Your speeding was irresponsible as well. This is a no win scenario. Hoping you all heal and get on with your lives. It is not something to go back and belabor. Time heals and hopefully lessons will be learned from this accident.
Jon Doe January 18, 2013 at 05:07 AM
Hope you can be so objective if your family member is killed so needlessly.
Jon Doe January 18, 2013 at 05:22 AM
Anderson wasn't speeding. He was flying at 95 mph down a local road. Have you ever done that? Of course not. NO ONE HAS. NO ONE. It is so far out of the realm of normal behavior that it is beyond comparison to any other driver on the road that night. Get real lady. Your comment makes no sense.
D. Scott January 18, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Dear Ron. It doesn't matter what kind of person he is or was. He made a terrible decision, and needs to pay the same price as anyone else.
D. Scott January 18, 2013 at 06:48 PM
I wonder what strategy Anderson's attorney would have if his children were the victims in this horrific display of poor judgement.
Maria January 18, 2013 at 06:54 PM
There was no excuse for going 95 miles an hour. Even if someone was looking both ways trying to turn onto the post road they would never have seen him coming. Frequently when I am trying to make a left hand turn onto a busy street, people are coming down so fast, that even when I look both ways three times I could still get hit because they are going so fast.
CB January 18, 2013 at 07:41 PM
If the officer had been driving at 45 instead of 90, they may have still been an accident, and someone probably would have had injuries requiring hospital emergency care, and perhaps the driver of the other car might have been arrested for DUI, but most likely, no one would be dead, especially not two people.
CB January 18, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Good post. It's so true what you say about making the left turns.
RONALD M GOLDWYN January 18, 2013 at 09:02 PM
My fellow citizens, Jon asked me "Hope you can be so objective if your family member is killed so needlessly." Jon I can speak, as my ONLY son died because of MEDICAL MALPRACTICE in one of the leading hospitals in NYC. Was it murder or was it accidental? To me, either way my son is dead. I can speak publicly because there was no settlement clause forcing me to be silent. So, yes I know what it means to lose a son needlessly and I can say that justice was done by this Jury and the Judge. Now the lawyers are going to try to find a legal way of preventing their client from going to jail. That is also their job. That is our system of JUSTICE and it has served us well. Even now some say the kids were responsible while others are saying lock Anderson up and throw away the key. Maybe this is why I could never serve as a judge. To sentence someone to jail is had enough, but then to determine for how many years is even harder. Yet justice is preserved here in Milford.
RONALD M GOLDWYN January 18, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Mr Scott said, "Dear Ron. It doesn't matter what kind of person he is or was. He made a terrible decision, and needs to pay the same price as anyone else." My reply is: Then your complaint is with the Judge and her decision to decide what the appropriate sentence to confer upon Anderson based on the two items that he was found guilty of.
Jose January 19, 2013 at 06:15 AM
Lovely looking woman. I'm sure now that she'll be waiting for him. It's unbelievable how much torture, pain, agony and anguish Jason has put his wife, kids?, parents, brother and the girl at the police station through. He has put a tremendous burden on Maria (his wife) mentally, financially and emotionally. Tell me why she should have to suffer because Jason is a mindless "THUG", it's not right. Now instead of giving her her freedom you're going to put her through five more years of torment. People talking, looking, making comments, how awful is that? Poor lady. Just think of what Maria's parents think about her choise of a mate. In my opinion Jason is a selfish, spineless puke. One positive note, all the people Jason arrested or ticketed must be in their glory. Also Jason, turn over everything you own to your wife except one tin cup. By the way, how do you look in orange (not the Orange where you killed those two kids)? Practice going to bed at 10 PM because that's when the light's go out and breakfast is at 5 AM.
Jose November 13, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Jason Anderson has ducked prison for over 4 years and still no jail time in sight. A normal human being and especially a cop would have to be insane to drive that rate of speed on that road and at night. Now mind you this is a guy the Milford Police Dept. gave a gun and bullets. Jason's lawyer is making a mockery of this case even knowing he's guilty. I couldn't defend a guilty party, that makes me as dirty as the killer and worse if he goes free. Sad, sad case. No justice here to date.
Jose November 14, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Jason be a man, pay your dues. You were a bad cop, now be a good human being.

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