There’s something wrong with these terms

In 1986 Robert Chambers killed 18-year-old Jennifer Levin during an episode of rough sex in Central Park. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and served 15 years in prison.

Now he’s been convicted of dealing cocaine and assaulting a police officer, and has been sentenced to 19 years. He could have faced a life term had his lawyer not reached an agreement with the courts.

Do you see something wrong here? 15 years for manslaughter, which was the maximum term because of discipline problems while in prison. 19 years to life for dealing drugs.

Is this indicative of the value we place on a person’s life?