Butler Co. Murder Trial Ends as Defendant Takes Plea

Jun 2, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WBKO-TV Bowling Green

A murder trial in Morgantown comes to an abrupt end today as a judge hands down a 13-year prison sentence for a Butler County man accused of killing 35-year-old Teresa Childress back in 2000.

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Can you believe this? If you want to commit murder, make sure you do it in Butler County. Tim Coleman gives this guy 13 years and reduces the murder charge to manslaughter. Tim Coleman also let Johnathan Cardwell make a plea of 14 years for murder. They will both be out in about 10 years (only have to serve 85% of their sentences). what does this say about our justice system here?
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do not understand wrote:
Can you believe this? If you want to commit murder, make sure you do it in Butler County. Tim Coleman gives this guy 13 years and reduces the murder charge to manslaughter. Tim Coleman also let Johnathan Cardwell make a plea of 14 years for murder. They will both be out in about 10 years (only have to serve 85% of their sentences). what does this say about our justice system here?
What it means is that Tim Coleman is a JOKE!!!
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I THINK ITS PRETTY BAD WHEN THERE WAS SO MANY INVOLED IN THIS AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT GAYLA KEEL WAS FAMILY MENBER AND LIED LIKE A DOG ABOUT EVERY THING ABOUT THE CASE AND EVERY ONE COULD TELL SHE WAS AND THEY LET HER GO AFTER AMITTING SHE NOED TERESA BODY WAS AT THE CEM AND DIDNT REPORT IT ANT THERE A LAW FOR THAT I WOULD THINK SO DONT YOU
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Jun 5, 2009
 
Does he like smooth, crunchy, or Smucker's mix?

Maybe he will get his pick at the big house.
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Jun 6, 2009
 
i cant believe gayla keel is still out.everbody heard her testamony she lied for the past 9 years.and on the witness stand what is wrong with tim coleman.the bitch sould be in jail but instead she"s running around doing dope having a grand oll time.please tell me what the hell is going on.everbody not just me cant figure it out.she said david raped her daughter.along time ago but she didnt care then,now she wants someone to fell sorry for her.well i dont and a hole lot more dont.why dont she have to pay for what she done to teresa.all she is ,is a lyeing whore if any body nows why please let me no.tim is the biggest joke ever.
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i cant believe gayla keel is still out.everbody heard her testamony she lied for the past 9 years.and on the witness stand what is wrong with tim coleman.the bitch sould be in jail but instead she"s running around doing dope having a grand oll time.please tell me what the hell is going on.everbody not just me cant figure it out.she said david raped her daughter.along time ago but she didnt care then,now she wants someone to fell sorry for her.well i dont and a hole lot more dont.why dont she have to pay for what she done to teresa.all she is ,is a lyeing whore if any body nows why please let me no.tim is the biggest joke ever.
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Exactly. There were more people involved in this crime besides Dennis Childers. why does everyone else get immunity?
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Monroe, LA

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Jun 7, 2009
 
so whats up tim coleman?are you going to man up and get the others that were involved?woodcocks,and gayla keel or slap them on the wrest. you tell me.is teresa not worth the time and effort.i thank they all sould have to pay thay all was involved.looks like you dont care.you might have to do a little work or what?
it makes me sick,well here's to tim coleman for a job thats not done surprise surprise suprise we didnt think you would try very hard anyway. jackass?????
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Why does everybody want to cut on Tim coleman. He took the case that he was given and he ran with it. If all the people in Belmont and Leonard Oak who are involved hadn't told so many lies then this case might have gotten solved a long time ago. Everybody is afraid to do the right thing. If you want to live your life in fear because you think somebody is going to retaliate against you you've got a long time of fear ahead. A coward dies a thousand deaths. I for one am just glad that a killer like Dennis Childers is going away. Thirteen years is a long time. He won't make it in prison. He'll probably commit another crime or run his smart mouth to the wrong person. Justice was served so get over it.
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Monroe, LA

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Jun 7, 2009
 
I have lived with this burden for so long and i agree with deuce he will get whats going to him and everyone else in time if not in this life the next one they will everyone is afraid but if no tells what happend I have died for nothing what if it was your life or your mom or your son wouldnt you wont juistis eny way you could get it Ido theresa
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Jun 8, 2009
 
lets all not point any fingers yet.lets see the next chapter to this mess yes maby eveathing will turn out alright.we all need to come togeather.i only pray all that were involved have to pay.ant thats what we all want lets not be calling each other names and shit.lets come togherter and do the right thing . make them pay!!!!!
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tim coleman does what tim coleman wants to do. get a drug charge do 17 years plus, kill some one do 13. sad, sad, sad. I would say it is about time to have another prosecutor in there!
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Jun 9, 2009
 
well myself and i are going to see if piggy and his wife have to go to jury trial the pla,, hering is today.try to keep yall posted lest here all of your opions. later"
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Jun 9, 2009
 
well hillard and machille didnt show for cort today.and no bench warrent was issued,they just layed it over till the 14 wounder whats up???nobydody had heard from him.no calls no exscusses or nothing wild ant it?
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Jun 10, 2009
 
what no more comments?whats up?well gayla is next need to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.she was family,yes was.only hope tim coleman will do his job!!!well what do yall think will tim issue a warrent on gayla for tampering phigal avendence well see soon what does everone else think
teresa

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Jun 10, 2009
 
well he ought to she done admitted to doing just that.everbody keep trying i need closer.but wouldnt all of you?
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I cant beleive that nobody on here has mentioned David Cardwell. He hit her 3 times in the head with a hammer. It would be hard for me to think that she survived that. Not to mention that he is a rapest and a child molester. This man is going to be walking the streets now. And you people are worried about Gayla and Piggy. And as far as Tim Coleman goes he is worthless. He has ruined so many lifes with drug charges and is giving people less than 15 years for murder. Something is wrong with that.
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Jun 10, 2009
 
bars. is write all i could think of is makeing gayla pay. because she was family and she should of help her .not help kill her. I will nerver be able to forgive her for what she has done. to my family .she has dostoyed my life .and david has made my life a hell. he trys talking to me like he done me a favor. but I hate him with all I am. Hall do I go on I dont no hall. I HAVE waited for justic but there is none, so dose enyone no what i suposted to do now .it took me allmost 10 years to get here and all of us are dead now but me. so I FIght alone .eny hints of what to do' Please I need help. lost"
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Jun 12, 2009
 
I have to say that i think it is pretty low for anyone to have gotten away with this, espically seeing as, GAYLA KEEL is walking around with her nose held high in the air like she is a saint let me tell you ladies and gentlemen she is no peach. she is a cuniving ho that deserves to had been the one to die instead of our beloved thresa. thresa was a good person, iwas only 15 when she died but i loved her with all my heart, i dont understand how they can just let these evil people walk free, like nothing ever happened, justice is deserved for her whole family and most of all for thresa her self. maybe if tim coleman does the right thing and locks up every one of the cold hearted ruthless murderers, thresa could finally rest in peace but until then, i just want gayla to know thresa is not going to leave you alone. those migraines that you have gayla is thresa hitting you with a hammer. i hope you get every thing thats comeing to you. does your husband know about all the diffrent men your screwing now, since he cant get it up? you let your own kids have sex together, your the sickest person ive ever met. you can love dennis childres till you both rot in hell for all i care, you love him more than your own kids, you let your son eat a gram of dope when you were living with dennis and wouldnt even take the 4 year old boy to the hospital because you were afraid more for you and dennis getting in trouble than you were about your own child. I HOPE YOU PAY FOR THIS, I KNOW YOU WILL!!!!!!!!!!
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Jun 12, 2009
 
yes i agree gayla will get what she deserves.Hopefuly sooner,then latter.WILL try to keep updates on the rest of the crew.thanks for all comment. ned help advice on how to catch them all.3 to go !!!!!
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Jul 7, 2009
 
It is ashame that Tim Coleman is charging manslaughter instead of murder like it should be, and the Cardwell guy should be indicted to, but hey this is Morgantown, they're rather give a man more time for making drugs over killing someone. Besides that, Ol' Mr Morris and Mr Scott Mcintosh also had a tie envolved with it, if that girl was never threatend by Mcintosh she'd probably still be here today. Mcintosh threatends her by saying he will take her kid(s) is she doesn't wear a wire for him. Tell me that isn't messed up. That girl got murdered over some dope and and wearing a wire. Dennis and the Cardwell guy and the girl who knew about it should all be in jail serving their time. It was cold blooded and there was more than just one to blame.

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