Facebook Page – Rally to Seek Justice for Chance Geery After No Felony Charges Filed in His Death [AUDIO]
On April 1, Chance Geery, 18, was struck and killed by a distracted driver, Yoon Hee Cho, 38, an assistant professor at the University of Montana. It was determined last week that no felony charges could be filed in the case.
Concerned friends of the Geery family have published a Facebook page entitled "Real Justice for Chance Geery, #58". The page's author, Monica Glanton, 21, said on Wednesday that frustration has been mounting since the young man's death, that justice has not been forthcoming in the case.
"It's nothing about revenge towards the lady," Glanton said, "we know she's heartbroken over what happened. What we want to see is a change in the law so that anyone who hits and kills someone, that they will be held responsible."
Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg said last week that he has met with the city attorney, recommending that Cho be charged with reckless driving resulting in death, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum six-month jail sentence and a fine of $5,000.
"She's being held responsible," Glanton said, "but not to the point where, when someone was hit and killed, like she should be."
Glanton and others on the Facebook page will hold a rally Friday afternoon, May 10, at 4 p.m. in front of the Missoula County Courthouse.
Two things that Glanton is hoping to accomplish include contacting local legislators to change the laws and stiffen sentences for distracted driving, along with asking the Montana Department of Transportation to change the speed limit on Mullan Road from 45 to 35 miles per hour.
Facebook author Monica Glanton