Family seeks justice

Family seeks justice

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A family is hoping a judge will take notice of Michael Sleeter's behavior.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – Michael Sleeter is back on the radar with a family who was victimized by his actions.
Erica Warnake and Andrea Fuguel were killed last year crossing Redwood Road in West Valley. Sleeter hit the woman but prosecutors didn’t charge him with automobile homicide because the woman took a chance in crossing the street.
Sleeter was sentenced to five days in jail for obstruction of justice, drug possession and operating an unsafe vehicle.

“I was devastated,” says Joe Warnake. “I was a wreck for quite a while.”

Warnake and other family members forgave Sleeter despite the charges.

This week, their attitude towards him has changed. That's because he's accused of violating his probation.
An officer with the Adult, Probation and Parole claims Sleeter refuses to test for drugs, look for work and doesn't report.
Warnake's mother wants him jailed. According to AP&P they are violations of his probation.

“When you see these things happening over and over, we do the forgiveness but where is the remorse?” asks Connie Martinez, Warnake’s mother. “I see no remorse.”

AP&P filed the complaint in Third District Court. A judge has ordered Sleeter back into his courtroom to explain the
alleged violations. The judge could revoke the terms of the sentence and reinstate the original sentence of a year in jail.

“We're really sick at heart,” says Martinez. “We don't want to see the same thing happen to any other family. It's just devastating.”
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