Greenville County Solicitor Bob Ariail has filed a motion to overturn John Ludwig Jr.’s sentence of probation for a reckless homicide guilty plea. In the motion, the solicitor asks the judge to reconsider the sentence for three reasons:
1. The sentence is so disproportionate to other sentences for similar cases in Greenville County.
2. The court expressed that it was influenced by the way Ludwig spent the money he earned. The prosecutor says that is not appropriate for sentencing.
3. The public reaction in the case mandates a review to ensure community faith and confidence in the justice system.
Arial has also been under public criticism in Greenville for his handling of the case.
It was revealed Wednesday that Ludwig given a $3 million settlement to the family of the man he killed in the accident.