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      Family calls sentencing for Antrim Co. woman's death "unacceptable"

      Antobelli was sentenced to serve 3-15 years behind bars, but Shafer's family says that is "unacceptable."

      An emotional day in the courtroom Monday as 60-year-old Thomas Antobelli, a Detroit-area man, was sentenced for the death of Diane Shafer, a Central Lake woman.

      "This individual's actions... devastated Diane's family and the community as a whole," read Diane Shafer's husband to the court.

      Diane was killed last December, after the van she and her husband were in was hit by another car in Antrim County. Antobelli was charged with driving while intoxicated causing death, driving while intoxicated causing serious injury and driving with a high blood alcohol content. Antobelli was sentenced to serve 3-15 years behind bars, but Shafer's family says that is "unacceptable."

      "It was too low, he did not get enough time, it was not adequate enough for the crime," said Nancy McGinley, Diane Shafer's mother. "My daughter was killed. She was taken from her family."

      Diane Shafer was an assistant for Central Lake Schools.