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Beeson’s office shuns victim

Dear Editor:

First, I am a four-decade-plus resident of the Roaring Fork Valley. I am writing the letter to say that Martin Beeson no longer represents the leadership that we should expect from the 9th Judicial District. I have supported him in past elections, but I think the time has arrived for a drastic change in leadership.

Recently, Assistant District Attorney Richard Nedlin tried to cut a deal with an entitled piece of Aspen scum who would plea the case down to “reckless driving.” It arises from an incident that happened during the X Games involving my son.

My son was born in Aspen Valley Hospital, attended valley schools, was an Eagle Scout from local Boy Scout troop, a U.S. Army veteran (two tours of Iraq), active National Guardsman and involved as a coach at Coal Ridge High School. The person involved deliberately tried to run over my son at Buttermilk during the X Games (attempted vehicular homicide). He ran him down, carrying him a great distance on the hood of his car before hitting a snowbank.

During this, my son’s face was slammed into the windshield, busting his nose, breaking sunglasses and a watch given to him for Christmas. Nedlin has not made any attempt at discussing this case with my son or made any effort to advise my son of the potential plea deal. My son is having a very difficult time understanding the actions of Beeson’s office.

It is truly unfortunate that Beeson’s office has not pursued this incident with the vigor and attention it deserves. Now is the time for a change!

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Leonard Langston

Carbondale

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