Canton man pleads guilty to murder

Canton man pleads guilty to murder

There are 8 comments on the The Repository story from Jul 30, 2007, titled Canton man pleads guilty to murder. In it, The Repository reports that:

“The unfortunate thing in the criminal justice system is we never get all the answers”

CANTON John Ghezzi came to court looking for an answer. Why did his granddaughter, Tomi, have to die? Peyton J. Sumpter, the man with the answer, was silent. via The Repository

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LIL NIKKI

Brinkhaven, OH

#1 Oct 17, 2007
I know peyton sumpter, he is a good friend of mine & I know he really loved that girl. When I heard about what had happen..I was shocked. I couldnt believe it. Peyton has always been a good friend & supporter towards me. He always talked about Tomi & how he loved her. I cant even picture how it all went down. I wanted some answers to,so I went to his family, Tomi's family, & friends for answers. Peyton's family & friends told me they know he did NOT mean to do it, they faught alot, she was controling & they knew how much he loved her. Tomi's friends & family told me differently..that she was scared to leave Peyton, he was controlling, he made her give him all the money she earned from dancing(stripping) & they faught alot. So, I have no clue what to believe at this point. I never met tomi so i wanted to know what she was like, i asked alot of people. one of my best friends told me that tomi was pretty, mean, stuck up, she made fun of people alot, she partied alot & seemed to be hidding alot. Other people told me the same thing. I feel bad for both, Tomi & Peyton. It truely is a sad ending to a relationship. they both had so much life ahead of them. Pj had so much to offer. he was so smart. I remember the last time I saw him. we was at a friends house, I was talking to him about my problems. he listened to everyword, looked into my eyes the whole time, & then gave me good advice. He knew alot about everything. I love his company & it hurts me so bad that all of that went down..now he is in prison for almost 19 YEARS & Tomi is now DEAD!! I dont know who I feel worse for...
ashley

Sterling, PA

#2 Apr 1, 2009
i just look at it like this reguardless what the fuck went on he was still in the mutha f**** wrong she was not all like that but even if she was aint no excuse he still killed her bcuz he is a punk a** b**** i found this dumb ass post just on google for stark county crimes and this pops up so just let it go it aint about u or ur fam so mind ya business and let it go and let her rest in peace bcuz she cant be here kickin it because of that punk a** b****
ashley s

Louisville, OH

#4 May 29, 2012
i understand people gone state they own opinion and i hope tomi rest in peace but i love my cousin with all my heart and theres no way hes a cold blooded killer NO WAY they both had there individual faults that made there situation unhealthy but he did love her and regardless she loved him so what happened was nothing more than a accident a fight gone bad i know him and murderer is not him some people just need to mind they damn buisness 4real free pj
Amanda Her Bff

United States

#5 May 12, 2014
ashley s wrote:
i understand people gone state they own opinion and i hope tomi rest in peace but i love my cousin with all my heart and theres no way hes a cold blooded killer NO WAY they both had there individual faults that made there situation unhealthy but he did love her and regardless she loved him so what happened was nothing more than a accident a fight gone bad i know him and murderer is not him some people just need to mind they damn buisness 4real free pj
Isn't that being hypocritical he is not a murder but he murder her.. I was there for there whole relationship and pj was abusive to her the whole time!! It was only a matter of time till he pushed to far before he killed her matter fact my family said the same thing just days before happened... I Hope pj rots in jail....and last I heard of him he was in there wit his shirt tied up wit lipstick on playing someone's bitch..lmao
LJay

Canton, OH

#6 Jun 1, 2015
Amanda Her Bff wrote:
<quoted text> Isn't that being hypocritical he is not a murder but he murder her.. I was there for there whole relationship and pj was abusive to her the whole time!! It was only a matter of time till he pushed to far before he killed her matter fact my family said the same thing just days before happened... I Hope pj rots in jail....and last I heard of him he was in there wit his shirt tied up wit lipstick on playing someone's bitch..lmao
Bust..lol I know your angry bout what happened we all are but making up some gay shit to make you feel good? I mean if that will make you sleep at night then by all means sleep good lol BUT ikno 4444444444surrrreeeee that shirt tied up lipstick on is jus something you you seen on TV lol but people that go and see him faithfully knows that ain't tru Annnddd Ikno that he did not mean to do it.Now I kno it don't change that she's gone and they had faults but this was not an on purpose thing he is sorry and the whole family is sorry as well.Take it from me iwas the closest thing to PJ not jus bffs but 1st cousins and Brothers. Ikno when he lies ikno him like the back of my hand I just wish I was there with him that night.It wouldn't of happened.But like I said I'm sorry to her and you and yalls family may she rest in peace.Peace
DsNutts

Darby, PA

#7 Jun 27, 2015
Wow rest in peace Tomi. No matter what she did or how she acted she didn't deserve to be killed and put in a dumpster like trash.
DsNutts

Darby, PA

#8 Jun 27, 2015
LJay wrote:
<quoted text>
Bust..lol I know your angry bout what happened we all are but making up some gay shit to make you feel good? I mean if that will make you sleep at night then by all means sleep good lol BUT ikno 4444444444surrrreeeee that shirt tied up lipstick on is jus something you you seen on TV lol but people that go and see him faithfully knows that ain't tru Annnddd Ikno that he did not mean to do it.Now I kno it don't change that she's gone and they had faults but this was not an on purpose thing he is sorry and the whole family is sorry as well.Take it from me iwas the closest thing to PJ not jus bffs but 1st cousins and Brothers. Ikno when he lies ikno him like the back of my hand I just wish I was there with him that night.It wouldn't of happened.But like I said I'm sorry to her and you and yalls family may she rest in peace.Peace

I heard he was in there gay too &#128514;&#128514;
Big Chuck

Canton, OH

#9 Mar 2, 2016
I'll bet it was another black man and a white woman, right? Gag me! This should be a lesson to white girls everywhere!

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