Mayor Katherine Procop called the sentences handed down Wednesday against two women who aided the murderer of Joshua Miktarian "disappointing."
Bridget Robinson and Danielle Roberson were each given two years of probation, with Roberson also receiving six months of house arrest.
These sentences were the maximum allowed by Ohio law for the charges they pleaded guilty to, felony obstruction of justice, according to Twinsburg Police.
Procop released a statement after being asked for her reaction by the local media.
The mayor's complete statement:
The acts of Ashford Thompson’s sister and girlfriend were reprehensible.
While I am very pleased that the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor took action to hold these women accountable for their crimes, the sentencing is disappointing.
I don’t think there is any punishment that can comfort or ease the loss that Josh’s family and our community has suffered but surely a stronger sentence would have been an action of support for Holly, and for Josh’s family, friends and police officers everywhere.
At the very least, it is on the record that Roberson and Robinson will forever be responsible for the parts they played in the murder of one of the finest officers and human beings that we have known.