I know this case well and this guy is a scumbag to the nth degree.
We do however need to wonder if the accident
would have actually occurred had the victims been operating their boat in line with the COLREGS and had been using running lights. I personally don't see this case as one sided as many do and find that both parties are to blame somewhat..
One of my best friends fathers was killed in a similar accident
in NH. Same thing, fast boat, drunk driver the only difference is that Kim's father actually had the running lights on. This was proven through forensic bulb filament examination and the guy got more time than did this guy..
Running lights should ALWAYS be used especially around drunk boaters and boaters should never be at the helm