Wow, the response to “The Visit” really blew me away! Thanks so much, everyone. ♥ Don’t forget to go discuss the new chapter on the IM Twilighted thread (thanks again, Nita).
Edward’s punishment seems really harsh for his crime. Why has he been in prison so long?
First degree assault is a class A felony in the state of Washington and carries a sentence of 93–123 months in prison for first time offenders. Armed or first degree robbery is also a class A felony, and possession of a controlled substance can carry a sentence of up to 5 years.
Edward was sentenced to 14 years with possible parole after 11. His sentence could have been much worse.