|Updated: 10/27/2009 8:55 am
||Published: 10/26/2009 3:11 pm
A doctor and two former St. Vincent employees received probation and a fine for looking at Anne Pressly's medical records because they were "curious."
The most powerful testimony came from Pressly's parents, saying the three violated the law for their own gratification.
Each received a fine ranging from $1500 to $5000 and a year probation. The doctor also has to speak to groups about the importance of community service. The defendants listened as Anne Pressly's parents directly addressed them about the pain their actions has put on them.
Before sentencing Dr. Jay Holland and two former St. Vincent employees, a federal judge listened to a victim impact statement from Anne Pressly's parents.
Guy Cannady said, "not only were we dealing with the stress of her attack, the thought of people unknown to us would look at her records and inflict more pain is almost more than we could bear."
Cannady added Dr. Holland holds the most responsibility and has shown no remorse. Holland, surrounded by supporters, said nothing leaving the court house.
Sarah Miller was the only defendant to address the court. Goins says: "You said 'I do apologize' in court. Is that a fair representation for how you feel?" Miller says: "yes"
Pressly's parents said Miller and Candida Griffin knowingly violated the privacy of their daughter for their own deviant and morbid curiosity. Griffin's attorney Justin Eisele says a pending civil suit is why his client isn't talking.
"She did plead guilty and hopes that the plea and avoiding a trial in this matter will save some grief for the family and we're hoping that it will help people to move on at this point," Eisele says. "We're not going to make any other statements.
Each could of received six months in federal prison but at the request of the family, no jail time was asked for.