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Letter to Editor: Misdemeanor not enough, mom says

May 08, 2013 - It makes me sick to find out what Kimberly Trackwell was charged with.

I am the mother of a 4-year-old and the owner of the mobile home in which the bullet she allegedly fired entered.

After a shot was fired through my bedroom wall,where my daughter was laying in bed,we hid in our bathtub until the police arrived.I feel like my family was the real victim and a misdemeanor charge of reckless use of a firearm is not justice.

I would like to see Trackwell spend the rest of her life behind bars for her alleged crime.

I do not believe firing into a home where a 4-year-old lives should be a misdemeanor offense.

I hope this woman is ashamed of herself because she is despicable to me.

Lucy Pretznow

Addison Township

Editor's Note: In addition to the misdemeanor charge of reckless use of a firearm, Trackwell was also charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon (a four-year felony) and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (a two-year felony). Her felony charges stem from an April 25 incident in which Trackwell allegedly fired shots at a 46-year-old Addison woman in the Hidden Lake Estates mobile home park.

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