Amarillo Man Arrested for Manslaughter

Mar 3, 2008 Full story: MyHighPlains.com 38

An Amarillo man was arrested today on charges of Manslaughter. 27-year-old Daniel Fangman was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for the death of 32-year-old Corey Wilson. via MyHighPlains.com

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DDA

Weatherford, OK

#21 Nov 11, 2008
ITS OVER LET IT GO THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO THAT WILL CHANGE ANYTHING THE MAN IS DEAD AND THE OTHER GOING TO PRISON. YOU ALL ARE FAST TO POINT FINGERS BUT IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE AT ANYTIME ANYWHERE AND THEN IT WOULD BE A DIFFERNT STORY IF ANY OF YOU ALL WERE IN DANS SHOES WOULDNT IT BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER BE THAT NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY OR WHAT THRETEN OR WISH FOR IT WONT BRING THE MAN BACK FROM THE DEAD IT IS A BAD THING THAT NOBODY EVER WANTS TO SEE BUT IT HAPPENS UNFORTUNATELY IT EFFECTS EVERYONE AND NOBODY CAN CHANGE THAT
family

Downers Grove, IL

#22 Nov 13, 2008
We clearly want to set the record straight on this issue:

1. Corey's mom (Sue) and sister (Jody) were requested by Philip Ray to be present during Daniel Fangman's probation (violation) hearing. Sue and Jody flew into Amarillo on Sunday (10/05/08), met with Mr. Ray on Tuesday (10/07/08), and were present at the hearing for Daniel Fangman on Friday (10/10/08). After the probation hearing, Daniel received 2 years (day-for-day). Sue and Jody were told by Mr. Ray that the TRIAL would be either the first 2 weeks of November or December now that Daniel Fangman was incarcerated.

2. Sue receives phone call from Brenda Loveday (Crime Victim's division) on Wednesday (10/22/08) that a plea deal was made with Daniel Fangman's attorney and that the family has no say, the deal was done. The presiding Judge (actually a visiting Judge) had an emergent issue and had to postpone the manslaughter hearing to Friday (10/31/08). The plea deal does not involve Mr. Ray (out of town) and is handled by Steve(n) Denny which we never met or spoke to before.

3. On Thursday (10/30/08), I (Corey's step-dad) call and speak to Mr. Denny expressing our concerns about the plea deal. I tell him there should have been a trial as the family wanted due to the nature of the crime, the witnesses available, and the available medical information including cause of death stated on Corey's death certificate which states "Multiple Blunt Force Injuries of the Head." Mr. Denny explains the "33 days per year parole" issue and states no matter if he (Daniel Fangman) gets 20 years or 6 years, he (Daniel Fangman) will possibly get out of prison in a couple of years anyway.

4. On Friday (10/31/08), Daniel Fangman pleads guilty to manslaughter and is sentenced to 6 years.

In closing, we cannot express the anger we feel right now. Losing Corey was hard enough, but now we feel that justice was not served. What is particularly hard to accept is Mr. Denny's statement that whether he (Daniel Fangman) got 20 years or 6 years basically didn't matter. We say OF COURSE IT MATTERS! For 1) it goes on record, 2) there is always a chance parole can be denied, and 3) it allows testimony of witnesses to be admitted into the proceedings - basically a chance to set the record straight. Certainly, if a parole violation sentence can be "day-for-day," then a manslaughter sentence can be also.

The only thing the plea deal did is allow the DA to move on to other things. It makes you wonder if they would have done something different if it was their own child.
Amanda Fangman

Washington, NC

#23 Nov 13, 2008
I have to clear this up. The day I posted this I was so pissed off at Daniel that I wrote this to hurt him. Daniel is a good person, a good father and did not deserve this response from me. Yes true he has a temper, donít we all, but never in the years we were together was he ever violent. True, I knew Corey, and he was a nice guy, but many times I have broken up a fight between him and other people at Beavers. When he was drunk, he liked to fight and cause trouble. He was a big man and was very strong. I apologize to our children for posting this in anger, without thinking. Iím sorry for all involved. I too have a list to be judged someday and apologize to those I have hurt, especially my children.
Knows Daniel

Mckinleyville, CA

#24 Nov 19, 2008
Which is a pretty STUPID thing to have done Amanda...
cca

Amarillo, TX

#25 Nov 20, 2008
As a neutral party, i don't know either of the two gentlemen. but it does take two to tangle. i don't think you can judge either one of them or anybody for that matter, just because they are at a strip club, whether a customer or an employee. good people can be a part of that scene. what happened was tragic, and unfortunate, but you can't judge and blame one and not the other. It seems both were big guys and could fight, so the outcome could've happened to either one. for those who are judging the bouncer, remember bouncers are hired to handle the rowdy and keep control; what would yall have liked for the bouncer to do in i'm sure was a scary situation. my experiences in fights have been that they are quick and unplanned, and the outcome is a good as a guess as anything. if human, both were scared, so when scared, adrenaline pumps up, and god-given instincts take over, and no one can plan anything once the first punch is thrown. it takes several minutes or both just at a stalemate for either one to intentionally plan harm and knowingly plan it. if it is true what has been said, then the fight was too quick and ferocious for either to plan to INTENTIONALLY hurt the other. In a fight, as anybody that has been in one knows, 90% of them, the outcome and damage is not known until it is over. so unless you were there and experienced what these two went through, you can not judge them and say what their intent was and where there heart was. be careful under gods respect and care that you don't judge them, without knowing 100% of everything, and nobody noes that but god. as there are bad bouncers, there are by far more dangerous customers. how many of you have been scared by a big drunk guy or a big bouncer. i have been around and 9 out of 10 times it is the customers who start stuff and scare people, and the bouncers thankfully have to step in, or a lot of people would get hurt. if people are going to continue to frequent these places, then there are going to have to have bouncers brave and good to enough to hold there own and protect the other customers that are trying to have a good time. try putting yourself in his shoes and having that job and dealing with drunks on a nightly basis. it is not a glamorous job, but somebody has to do it, and they need a paycheck just like the rest of us. another point, is the victim is not able to defend himself or speak for himself on this site, so people need to quit defending him on that night in that moment, because unless you were one of the two men, or was right there, you don't know. same for the bouncer. i am scared for all of you who are placing judgement on either man and wishing harm or pain for the bouncer, because that is god's sole right, and only he can do that. leave everything to god, and until you know the 100% truth, be careful in attacking and judging, regardless of which side you are on, or the pain you are feeling. and yes, as crazy as it might sound, i have experienced similiar pain and loss from both sides of this story in my own life as well as other tragedies. you can not do anything about it, and the longer you dwell and be a part of the mudslinging and wanting revenge, it will only cause you more pain. let god deal with it. believe it or not this was not the first time this has happened at a club, and it will not be the last. the role of these two men are still out there at the same club, a new bouncer and a new customer. when they tangle who is right and who is wrong? only god knows, not yall. both will be loved and defended by their loved ones. If neither loses their life, then it is okay and they are both bad in societies eyes, but if one might unforunately die, then somehow he is a saint and the other one is a bad, evil killer. COME ON p.s. you will have to answer for what yall are saying and judging.
To Whom It May Concern

Decatur, GA

#26 Nov 22, 2008
I worked for L&S Group for a short while and their policy on customers that get out of line is to "mace or pepper spray" them (so they can't see who is hitting them, i.e. NO ASSAULT CASE) and beat the hell out of them. The managers and owner, at the time, are real pieces of work. If you have a felony on record you should fit in well.
P.S.
I think it funny that the are closed right now because they can't pay their electric bill.
GOOD WORK GUYS
family

Washington, NC

#27 Dec 1, 2008
family wrote:
Daniel got a slap on the wrist. The family wanted this manslaughter case to go to trial, but the DA made the plea without the faimly's consent. We can only hope Daniel gets his in prison.
So u calling the DA a liar? i saw on t.v. where the DA said his self , that the family had been informed of the plea . hum, seems like to me ur the liar.
family

Washington, NC

#28 Dec 1, 2008
family wrote:
We clearly want to set the record straight on this issue:
1. Corey's mom (Sue) and sister (Jody) were requested by Philip Ray to be present during Daniel Fangman's probation (violation) hearing. Sue and Jody flew into Amarillo on Sunday (10/05/08), met with Mr. Ray on Tuesday (10/07/08), and were present at the hearing for Daniel Fangman on Friday (10/10/08). After the probation hearing, Daniel received 2 years (day-for-day). Sue and Jody were told by Mr. Ray that the TRIAL would be either the first 2 weeks of November or December now that Daniel Fangman was incarcerated.
2. Sue receives phone call from Brenda Loveday (Crime Victim's division) on Wednesday (10/22/08) that a plea deal was made with Daniel Fangman's attorney and that the family has no say, the deal was done. The presiding Judge (actually a visiting Judge) had an emergent issue and had to postpone the manslaughter hearing to Friday (10/31/08). The plea deal does not involve Mr. Ray (out of town) and is handled by Steve(n) Denny which we never met or spoke to before.
3. On Thursday (10/30/08), I (Corey's step-dad) call and speak to Mr. Denny expressing our concerns about the plea deal. I tell him there should have been a trial as the family wanted due to the nature of the crime, the witnesses available, and the available medical information including cause of death stated on Corey's death certificate which states "Multiple Blunt Force Injuries of the Head." Mr. Denny explains the "33 days per year parole" issue and states no matter if he (Daniel Fangman) gets 20 years or 6 years, he (Daniel Fangman) will possibly get out of prison in a couple of years anyway.
4. On Friday (10/31/08), Daniel Fangman pleads guilty to manslaughter and is sentenced to 6 years.
In closing, we cannot express the anger we feel right now. Losing Corey was hard enough, but now we feel that justice was not served. What is particularly hard to accept is Mr. Denny's statement that whether he (Daniel Fangman) got 20 years or 6 years basically didn't matter. We say OF COURSE IT MATTERS! For 1) it goes on record, 2) there is always a chance parole can be denied, and 3) it allows testimony of witnesses to be admitted into the proceedings - basically a chance to set the record straight. Certainly, if a parole violation sentence can be "day-for-day," then a manslaughter sentence can be also.
The only thing the plea deal did is allow the DA to move on to other things. It makes you wonder if they would have done something different if it was their own child.
u people do not have a clue what..1-2-3 was u just made up this story as u went along , but nice try..Daniel is a good man ..as i guess ur son was to, but again if he was so damn good why was he in the strip club, i dont seem to remember him having a job there ,he wasnt on the payroll, someone has to remove drunk out of control people from clubs,but the is 2 sides 2 every story, u told urs now here's mine..control urself or b removed while in clubs. it was self defense and a shame Daniel has to do anytime. i hope he gets out soon.
family

Washington, NC

#29 Dec 1, 2008
Family wrote:
Dan got 2 years today for drug violation. More to come. See yea Red!
U were wrong again, when its done there will b no more to come.
family

Washington, NC

#30 Dec 1, 2008
Knows Daniel wrote:
Which is a pretty STUPID thing to have done Amanda...
But from what i know of u is pretty much all you are is stupid. grow up Amanda.
family

Washington, NC

#31 Dec 2, 2008
Mike Ellise wrote:
Why was he at a stip club if he was so damn good!
this is probably the smartest thing i have read..
family

Washington, NC

#32 Dec 2, 2008
Friend of his family wrote:
<quoted text>YOU MUST BE ONE HELL OF A SON!! AM I RIGHT? YOU HAVE NEVER GONE ANY WHERE LIKE THAT SAID ANYTHING WRONG OR EVEN DONE ANYTHING WRONG IN YOUR LIFE! HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG TO BE BEAT TO DEATH. YOUR LOWER THEN SHIT. HE WAS A GOOD GUY. YOU MUST BE FRIENDS WITH THE BOUNCER!!!!
he may be or not but i am it takes two to fight , and lets c Daniel was working and the other guy, getting drunk..if he would of left peacefully, u never know..get off Daniels ass, he got took the plea, and that was more than he should of got.
family

Washington, NC

#33 Dec 2, 2008
Alex Tomlin wrote:
I am looking for Mr. Wilson's family to speak about the plea deal Mr. Fangman was given and whether they think it is fair.
Anyone with information please call me at three-eight-three-one-zero-one -zero
Alex Tomlin
NewsChannel 10
<quoted text>
I have a question is news challen 10 picking sides? last time i checked it was there job to report news, and maybe a lawyer needs to review this!
did i know him

Camargo, OK

#34 Feb 17, 2009
if anyone from coreys side is still keeping tabs on this-can you please tell me if he went to school at s. georgia elementary fannin middle school and amarillo high for a little bit? there was a corey wilson there that i was friends with growing up. we lived a few blocks from each other. we lost touch i think our jr. yr of high school. i have always wondered if this is my child hood friend, but have not been able to find out. thanks.
family

Downers Grove, IL

#35 Jul 24, 2009
family wrote:
<quoted text> u people do not have a clue what..1-2-3 was u just made up this story as u went along , but nice try..Daniel is a good man ..as i guess ur son was to, but again if he was so damn good why was he in the strip club, i dont seem to remember him having a job there ,he wasnt on the payroll, someone has to remove drunk out of control people from clubs,but the is 2 sides 2 every story, u told urs now here's mine..control urself or b removed while in clubs. it was self defense and a shame Daniel has to do anytime. i hope he gets out soon.
What exactly is not true from our statements 1,2,3,4 ...? It is obvious that YOU don't know what happened in conversations between us and the DA. Anyway, DF's first parole was denied and will not be eligible for another parole hearing until 07/10 (which is still to soon). But, I'm sure you will say "we made this up" too. Get YOUR facts straight next time before you post.
yo d

Amarillo, TX

#36 Jul 24, 2009
Is Beavers SAFE NOW?
Gus

Scottsdale, AZ

#37 Aug 25, 2010
I played football with Daniel and new him throughout High School. He was always a good guy and had a good heart.
Family

New Lenox, IL

#38 Jul 31, 2011
Well, after a couple of years, I can still say justice was not serve. Daniel is still living, but not Corey. BWT Corey was 1/2 Daniel's weight. Nonetheless, time has past but not the pain. Our family can only hope that in the future justice will be served, either by law or other means. As for (PA) Sims, we know there was a deal made behind our backs and so be it (it's done and over). How convenient that the presiding judge and PA attorney's were on vacation the week the "deal" went down. Sim's is a liar saying that he had "talked to us". We never heard his name the whole time going though this process. We've never wanted any monetary gain, only reimbursement for our expenses (including BSA hospital,$95K). We know Corey was no angel, but death shouldn't the outcome for going to a strip club. I guess Texas justice is for just Texans only. Corey leaves behind a daughter now with no support, and the Beaver's (strip joint) owner is no where to be found. So, not only we were denied a criminal trial, we cannot even get a civil trial since no attorney wants to represent us. We can only hope that somewhere down the line that things will equal out. I have no doubt that Daniel did some good things in his life, but justice should be served.

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