Baumann: Guilty of Involuntary Mansla...

Baumann: Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

There are 6 comments on the WBOY-TV story from Oct 21, 2007, titled Baumann: Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter. In it, WBOY-TV reports that:

“No amount of time and none of the offenses which the defendant can be convicted of can bring back Ryan Johnston or restore him to his place in his family”

A jury of nine men and two women has found Tyler Baumann guilty of involuntary manslaughter. via WBOY-TV

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Cabin John, MD

#1 Oct 22, 2007
Tyler Baumann and I grew up together. He has always been and always will be a trouble maker. I remember in high school he got into a drunken fight with a kid. Tyler was stabbed while beating up that kid. And he deserved to be stabbed. For a small guy, Tyler was a big bully. He has always relied on his father to get him out of trouble. He doesn't seem to care what stress his behavior puts on his family and friends. I wish I could say that maybe this time Tyler will learn a lesson but I am not sure time in jail will make a difference.
Trial Observer

Canton, MI

#2 Nov 4, 2007
You don't know a thing about the trial do you Joe? At least 1440 WAJR - AM isn't afraid to post all opinions. If you want the real information you will need to go to their site. You are the guy who attacked Tyler from behind in High School when he revealed to your friends the fact that you broke into his vehicle and stole some of his belongings. You then plead guilty to the assault in court, remember? You aren't a very reliable source about Tyler.
NRA Member

Canton, MI

#3 Nov 4, 2007
I went to the site mentioned: 1440 WAJR - AM. Now I know what occurred. It's a shame W.Va. State Senator Shirley D. Love (D) was unable to get Senate Bill 197, the Castle Doctrine, to pass the legislature last time. If this bill had been law Baumann would have had an absolute defense to the unacceptable actions of Ryan Johnston when Baumann defended the home of four college women from an intoxicated (.12 -.18 BAC), belligerent (4 fights in 26 hours, 3 of them within 1 hour of his unlawfully entering the home of four women, he actually started the fight at the place where he died), aggressive, intruder into the home of four women where Baumann was an invited guest and Johnston was guilty of trespass/unlawful entry/burglary - you can pick one. Johnston was a Bully. We need to be able to protect ourselves against his type without fear the police will charge us with a crime. Thank God the jury found Baumann Not Guilty of murder. He shouldn't have been found guilty (of involuntary manslaughter) or anything. This is all backwards when the defender of the home is prosecuted for defending it against an intruder. Unbelieveable!! Baumann was a hero and the police have made him a fall guy - scapegoat. Did you know the police didn't dust for fingerprints which could have exonerated Baumann because they said it is expensive (this was a murder case for crying out loud!!). Did you know the police actually had an encounter with Ryan Johnston before he started the fight where he died? The police found him intoxicated, disorderly and fighting in the street - High Street - and didn't arrest him. Could have saved Johnston's life, Baumann a trial and the State money (remember they didn't want to spend money on fingerprint evidence). I hope Baumann appeals and gets a new trial.

Canton, MI

#4 Nov 7, 2007
I'm glad I didn't join in and condemn Tyler Baumann after only hearing the police side of the case as reported by the media in 2006. I just knew there had to be more to the situation. Glad we have a system that takes its time, doesn't rush to judgement, allows an accused to defend himself. This makes us as Americans different from many other places in this world.
I totally agree we need the Castle Doctrine. People should not have to go on trial for defending themselves and others in their own home or in a location where they have been invited by friends. People like Tyler Baumann I really feel sorry for what has happened to him. I hope he is strong and continues to fight for his innocence.

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Jan 26, 2008
i just wonder why all the people who stand up for bauman are from VA? could you be the same fat a** scum bags who look like cheap used car sales people who came to court with the scum family. you should've seen them they look like they were from the benny hill show. and the sis just wonder how close her and dad are????
in the know

Alexandria, VA

#6 Jun 9, 2008
tyler is a villain, not a hero

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