Sheri's death was horrible, so why so little coverage?

2013-03-21T00:00:00Z Sheri's death was horrible, so why so little coverage? nwitimes.com
March 21, 2013 12:00 am

Amanda Bach’s murder was covered for weeks with front page stories, while a second murder that happened two weeks prior, just as terrible, received a few inches on an inside page.

Sheri Jania was dragged to her death on U.S. 20 from the Shift Change bar, for about a mile. But where was the coverage and community outcry for Sheri's death? Nowhere.

Sheri's friends and family are becoming more and more discouraged by the justice system.

Driver James Lohmann had the C felony charge of vehicular manslaughter thrown out at his pretrial hearing. The most he can be sentenced to is 20 years, even after admitting he hit and dragged her down U.S. 20.

Does Dustin McGowan face the same fate? Is 20 years all he can get? I don't think so. Dustin was convicted with no scientific evidence linking him to the murder and no confession.

But even with his admission, Lohmann won’t be charged with vehicular homicide, so I ask where is the justice or media coverage for Sheri?

- Rose Rockhill, Portage

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