The point I was trying to make was that serving six months over six years is too short a sentence for causing someone's death.
I don't disagree with that, but I disagree with the notion, forwarded multiple times in two separate threads about this subject, that this is tantamount to murder
and that there's little difference between this and intentionally drowning your kids in a bathtub.
Your point about my poor use of language <shrug>
Language matters. If you were convicted of homicide but the judge started talking about murder you'd care about the language too.
Colloquially many people just use it for "something really bad" but we are talking about a legal case of homicide and not a legal case of murder. The distinction is hugely important in a legal setting.
I should have waited and quoted soz. Probably wouldn't have received a blink from you.
Indeed, I have no qualm with what sozobe has said. She hasn't equated negligent homicide to murder. I wouldn't mind a tougher sentence here, but I would mind if this is treated with the chair, firing squad etc as has been suggested. The comparison to murder is what I'm objecting to, and it's not just for "language" reasons.