Prince George County trial for father...

Prince George County trial for father accused of daughter's shaken ...

There are 31 comments on the WTVR story from May 20, 2010, titled Prince George County trial for father accused of daughter's shaken .... In it, WTVR reports that:

The trial of a young father, accused of shaking his infant child to death, is now underway in Prince George County.

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Outraged

Richmond, VA

#22 May 22, 2010
The jury should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. They reduced his charge from 2nd degree murder to involuntary manslaughter because they believed he did not kill Khloe with malicious intent. Ok. I can understand why they may have come to that conclusion because he is the child's father and "feigned" remorse during the interrogation and in front of the jury. So, on the charge of involuntary manslaughter the jury gives him 12 months to serve, which, after credit for time served, and the fact that in jail time, not prison time, you only serve a percentage of your sentence, he should be back on the streets in a week or so. Thank you Prince George jury for letting Virginia citizens know that in your eyes, a baby's life of love, compassion, and promise is worth the same sentence as driving on a suspended driver's license. How can you live with yourselves.
seriously

Orange, MA

#23 May 22, 2010
it was just a baby wrote:
A lot more people need to do this , since they can't stop making babies . 150 million people need to die to relieve the overpopulation . Keep on shaking !
what is wrong with you. that's not funny, at all.
Wonslung

Richmond, VA

#25 May 22, 2010
Jerry wrote:
<quoted text>Sad thing here Gambit is he wont see prison and that is very sad.People say there is no difference in 12 months or 1 year but there is a big difference in the courts.If your sentenced to 12 months anything in months is only jail time.Had he been sentenced to 1 year it would have been prison time.The difference in 12 months and 1 year is huge and its pathetic he will never see prison.
this is actually incorrect.

Even if he had been sentenced to 1 year he wouldn't ever see the inside of a prison (even though technically he would be a DOC prisoner.)

a fellony 12 months and 1 year might be different but the major difference in THIS case is he's been in jail without bond since october. Regradless of whether or not he was sentenced, he'd likely finish out his sentence in jail.

And for the record, DOC still counts time in MONTHS, not years.(for instance, someone given 5 years felony time will really be given 51 months DOC time with good behavior.
Wonslung

Richmond, VA

#26 May 22, 2010
Outraged wrote:
The jury should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. They reduced his charge from 2nd degree murder to involuntary manslaughter because they believed he did not kill Khloe with malicious intent. Ok. I can understand why they may have come to that conclusion because he is the child's father and "feigned" remorse during the interrogation and in front of the jury. So, on the charge of involuntary manslaughter the jury gives him 12 months to serve, which, after credit for time served, and the fact that in jail time, not prison time, you only serve a percentage of your sentence, he should be back on the streets in a week or so. Thank you Prince George jury for letting Virginia citizens know that in your eyes, a baby's life of love, compassion, and promise is worth the same sentence as driving on a suspended driver's license. How can you live with yourselves.
Again, this isn't the fault of the jury. The law is the law. If you want to be outraged, be outraged at the system which puts non violent drug offenders in prison for 20 years while drunk drivers who run over children and people who shake their babies to death get 12 months.

This is, unfortunately, the law. It is VERY screwed up, but you can't be angry at the jury. The jury did exactly what they were supposed to do. The facts of the case are such that he is guilty of manslaughter.

The laws totally suck.
Aaron

Hopewell, VA

#27 May 23, 2010
Wonslung wrote:
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Again, this isn't the fault of the jury. The law is the law. If you want to be outraged, be outraged at the system which puts non violent drug offenders in prison for 20 years while drunk drivers who run over children and people who shake their babies to death get 12 months.
This is, unfortunately, the law. It is VERY screwed up, but you can't be angry at the jury. The jury did exactly what they were supposed to do. The facts of the case are such that he is guilty of manslaughter.
The laws totally suck.
Not all of the time is this true. I have seen drunk drivers that have killed someone get a murder 2 conviction.
Wonslung

Richmond, VA

#28 May 23, 2010
Aaron wrote:
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Not all of the time is this true. I have seen drunk drivers that have killed someone get a murder 2 conviction.
yes, but rarely on a first offense unless there were some seriously horrific circumstances. Generally speaking, they get involuntary manslaughter.

Regadless, my point is still valid.

Since: Mar 10

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#29 May 23, 2010
Wonslung wrote:
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Again, this isn't the fault of the jury. The law is the law. If you want to be outraged, be outraged at the system which puts non violent drug offenders in prison for 20 years while drunk drivers who run over children and people who shake their babies to death get 12 months.
This is, unfortunately, the law. It is VERY screwed up, but you can't be angry at the jury. The jury did exactly what they were supposed to do. The facts of the case are such that he is guilty of manslaughter.
The laws totally suck.
It is the fault of the jury and the judge. Jury’s recommend sentences to a judge on a finding of guilty. The judge may accept or reject the jury’s recommendation.

Involuntary Manslaughter is a Class 5 Felony.

For Class 5 felonies, the jury or court may choose imprisonment for one to 10 years or jail for up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.

The jury in this case decided that the Childs life only deserved the minimum sentence of 12 months. When he clearly could have and probably should have received the max of 10 years.

Clearly in this case the judge and the jury failed not the system. One may be able to argue that he should have been found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder and not Involuntary Manslaughter.

If truth be told he probably got upset with the child because she interrupted his playing of video games.

“You believe WHAT?!....WHY?!”

Since: Mar 10

"Hellwell",VA

#30 May 23, 2010
Outraged wrote:
The jury should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. They reduced his charge from 2nd degree murder to involuntary manslaughter because they believed he did not kill Khloe with malicious intent. Ok. I can understand why they may have come to that conclusion because he is the child's father and "feigned" remorse during the interrogation and in front of the jury. So, on the charge of involuntary manslaughter the jury gives him 12 months to serve, which, after credit for time served, and the fact that in jail time, not prison time, you only serve a percentage of your sentence, he should be back on the streets in a week or so. Thank you Prince George jury for letting Virginia citizens know that in your eyes, a baby's life of love, compassion, and promise is worth the same sentence as driving on a suspended driver's license. How can you live with yourselves.
totally agree!! ditto ditto and ditto!
Steve Stowe

Hampton, VA

#31 May 23, 2010
It is time to make people aware that if you need to lose your cool, don't handle a child at the same time. For people who are just out right Child abusers, jail is way too nice of a place for them to hang out.
watchman

Fremont, NE

#32 May 24, 2010
I am hanging my head low as a jury of "peers" came to the conclusion that the life of Kloe was measured less important that the dogs left in the care of Micheal Vick. How did it get missed by these individuals that the brain of this child was essensially liquified by having been violently shaken and then the baby was abandonded for a period of time?? Once at the hospital the "father" (term used loosely)crawled in a bed for 6 hours because he was apparently tired...worn out by hours of playing video games. Once questioned by police he never even mentioned the child by name saying "I didn't think it was important"...Just watching him handle himself in court, it was obvious he was only concerned about how his action was going to affect himself..not how it affected his daughter.. He is probably out on the street now since his time already served counted toward his JAIL TIME. Procecuters and Defence team did thier jobs well. Failure was with the jury.
the system

Hopewell, VA

#33 May 28, 2010
watchman wrote:
I am hanging my head low as a jury of "peers" came to the conclusion that the life of Kloe was measured less important that the dogs left in the care of Micheal Vick. How did it get missed by these individuals that the brain of this child was essensially liquified by having been violently shaken and then the baby was abandonded for a period of time?? Once at the hospital the "father" (term used loosely)crawled in a bed for 6 hours because he was apparently tired...worn out by hours of playing video games. Once questioned by police he never even mentioned the child by name saying "I didn't think it was important"...Just watching him handle himself in court, it was obvious he was only concerned about how his action was going to affect himself..not how it affected his daughter.. He is probably out on the street now since his time already served counted toward his JAIL TIME. Procecuters and Defence team did thier jobs well. Failure was with the jury.
Micheal Vick is black and was so-called entrusted with image of being a role model for many of societies youth , so they say . But this was just a young white male and his life and chance of redemption will need all of the time that he can divulge towards it ; so , spending it in prison wouldn't do anything for the white race . And you have to remember that there are guidelines that must be adhered to when sentencing is in order . Micheal Vick could have gotten probation but they just couldn't be lenient , he was and is too well known . They slowed him down but it seems that he needed it financially , anyways . But he's wiping his azz with dollars again and this time he's a little bit stingier .

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