Wadena man sentenced in traffic death that followed party
His family wept and talked about a funny young man who lit up family gatherings with his humor, but expressed anger and said they felt no justice that a plea bargain did nothing to bring back Michael Kern.
The defendant, Nathan Roth, also had many supporters in the courtroom, and while he expressed remorse for the traffic crash that killed Kern, his attorney said the facts of the case simply didn't show that Roth could have done anything to prevent Kern's death.
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