Oklahoma judge sentences 17-year-old Tyler Alred to 10 years of church

(CNN) - An Oklahoma judge is facing some heat after sentencing a convicted killer to ten years of church.

17-year-old Tyler Alred pleaded guilty to manslaughter for a car accident that killed his friend last December.

Alred had a blood alcohol level of .07 when he drove his car into a tree.

The Muskogee County district court judge ordered Alred to spend the next decade going to church.

The judge has handed out similar sentences in the past -- but mostly to parents who fail to pay child support or felons who don't pay their court costs.

Many people say Alred deserved a much tougher sentence.


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