The friends and family of Rick Magee, the cyclist hit by a hit and run driver, are launching a letter writing campaign.
Anton Mardesich hit 61-year old Magee on November 14, 2012 on the Midway near Roble Road. Magee's family is urging the public to write letters expressing their opinions on the crime.
The victim's friends and family claim Mardesich had the opportunity to do the right thing. However, he instead fled the scene, failed to contact police and filed a false insurance claim after knowing Magee died.
The letters will be taken into consideration before sentencing on February 22, 2013.
If you'd like to send a letter to the Butte County Victim Witness Assistance Center, send them to the following address:
Butte County Victim Witness Assistance Center
c/o Hon. Judge James Reilley
25 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965