You think Paris Hilton got a tough deal? A Virginia mother and stepfather will serve 27 months in jail for serving liquor to minors at their son’s 16th birthday party in 2002.
Ryan (Kenty) had asked his mother to buy his friends some beer and wine, as long as they all spent the night.
“No one left the party,” said (mother Elisa) Kelly, 42, who collected car keys that night almost five years ago to prevent anyone from leaving. “No one was hurt. No one drove anywhere. I really don’t think I deserve to go to jail for this long.”
The prosecutor initially asked for 90 days; the judge sentenced the mother and stepfather to eight years, which was knocked down to 27 months apiece. Ryan dropped out of high school when the case became notorious and now works as a UPS driver.
More than two years behind bars for serving liquor to keyless teen-agers? That’s crazy.