January 25, 2009
The prosecutor asked for a sentence of 56 years for Daniel Nesta, the gangster on whose criminal trial The Doser sat. The defense attorney argued that ten years would give him enough punishment. The judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison with parole possible after 15 years. The judge spoke of giving him an opportunity to develop a "constructive life." "Mister" Nesta, as the attorneys called him during the trial, will be 37 years old on the earliest date he will emerge. An idealistic friend of The Doser's excoriates the entire current reality and wants to blame the failure of "Mister" Nesta's uprearing for the problem. The Doser, however, is satisfied with the idea that "Mister" Nesta will be out of circulation for a while, perhaps, even, not being rendered more vicious by the penitentiary experience.