Victim's family distraught over judge's decision

January 20, 2010 2:15:03 PM PST
Former firefighter convicted of killing a tow truck driver is staying on probation, even though victim's family fought against it Family members of the victim, Steven Hardin, openly cried over the judge's decision not to revoke probation. They claimed former firefighter Barry Crawford hasn't been following his probation. Crawford was given probation after killing Hardin in 1998, and ordered to pay restitution.

Crawford's lawyer says his client has an exemplary probation record.

"Unfortunately, this thing was driven more by, and I hate to say this, politics other than practicality, reason or common sense," said defense attorney Alvin Nunery Defense Attorney.

Crawford is supposed to get off of probation in June.