Man Gets Life In Prison For Marion Co...

Man Gets Life In Prison For Marion County Slaying | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 35 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Aug 9, 2011, titled Man Gets Life In Prison For Marion County Slaying | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A man who admitted slashing the throat of a 66-year-old man last year during an attempted robbery was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 30 years.

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TCC1111

Dallas, TX

#2 Aug 9, 2011
Should have just smoked weed!, and he wouldn't be in prison for life! Gotta live under a rock or something if you don't know what the outcome will be if you play with the Big 3!, you either end up dead or in prison! Drink beer, smoke pot, be happy! And, not go to prison for life!
Crack a Lackin

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 9, 2011
"Life's struggles and problems put me on a downward spiral, which led to drug addiction, which led to hanging with the wrong crowd of people, and contemplating suicide," he said. "I didn't care enough for my own life, let alone another person's.

Are you kidding me? Cry me a river... Life is hard for most anybody and NOT everybody turns to drugs, rolls with the wrong crowd or KILLS someone.

If you felt suicidal, you should have tried to seek help, but you didn't so what you should have done was take your own life, and NOT another's.

Your actions gave your victim a life sentence and that's exactly what you should have gotten too. Your victim doesn't get a reprieve after 30 years, so you shouldn't either. You should NEVER get out of prison.

Since: Jul 11

Pickerington, OH

#4 Aug 9, 2011
Isn't life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years, and oxymoron? If you can get out in 30 years, then it's not life in prison. Our justice system needs some serious changing.
aaw

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Aug 9, 2011
Should have just smoked weed!, and he wouldn't be in prison for life! Gotta live under a rock or something if you don't know what the outcome will be if you play with the Big 3!, you either end up dead or in prison! Drink beer, smoke pot, be happy! And, not go to prison for life!
No we should have just somked him and saved the tax payer's money he will still be only in his early fifties whe he gets out and his victim will never get out of his sentence eye for an eye.
Crack a Lackin

Columbus, OH

#6 Aug 9, 2011
lsn2thesound wrote:
Isn't life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years, and oxymoron? If you can get out in 30 years, then it's not life in prison. Our justice system needs some serious changing.
So goes the moron/s that handed down that sentence. Makes no sense. Life in prison, but you're able to seek parole in 30??
need real solutions

Columbus, OH

#7 Aug 9, 2011
I am 56 years old...this man can get out of prison when he is younger than I am at this point. I find that thought distasteful to say the least.
need real solutions

Columbus, OH

#8 Aug 9, 2011
I also think the girl friend should have gotten life without parole...
bsj123

Hilliard, OH

#9 Aug 9, 2011
he schould have the death penalty and get what he gave
nojusticeinmario n

Canton, OH

#10 Aug 9, 2011
At the request of the family, he did not receive the death penalty. However, Marion is a joke when it comes to justice for the true victims!! The town is over crowded by addicts but most don't murder someone for a quick fix!! His girlfriend managed to weasel out and make a plea bargain but I'm sure unless she moves out of Marion THE DAY she is released from prison, she will meet justice! Marlin deserves to rot the rest of his life away in a cell but I'm willing to bet, after he does his 30 years, he will be a free man. Disgusting excuse for a legal system Marion has!
Just sayen

Zanesville, OH

#11 Aug 9, 2011
nojusticeinmarion wrote:
At the request of the family, he did not receive the death penalty. However, Marion is a joke when it comes to justice for the true victims!! The town is over crowded by addicts but most don't murder someone for a quick fix!! His girlfriend managed to weasel out and make a plea bargain but I'm sure unless she moves out of Marion THE DAY she is released from prison, she will meet justice! Marlin deserves to rot the rest of his life away in a cell but I'm willing to bet, after he does his 30 years, he will be a free man. Disgusting excuse for a legal system Marion has!
This is not just Marion, it is everywhere!
buckeye bob

Sunbury, OH

#12 Aug 10, 2011
I/m going to miss Lees great big smile and warm hug . One of Marions great men . Sleep in the bosom of Jesus sweet friend.
Right

Cleveland, OH

#13 Aug 10, 2011
Are you people serious? Lee McGary was a drug addict and bought crack prostitutes on a regular basis, that's how he knew Vanessa in the first place. He was a perverted druggy himself and when you deal with drugs that's the chance you take with it. An for the people talking about the death penalty, get with the program an realize it's becoming abolished and almost never sought out, and if it is it's never given so get over it.
dtown

United States

#14 Aug 10, 2011
wow. i went to school with marlin!! never woulda thought he was capable of such a thing! rip mcgary!
ARae

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 10, 2011
Tax dollars being wasted to feed, clothe, shelter, and give free health care to him for the next 30 years. Maybe I should commit a crime to get a free ride in life.
Col Hannibal Smith

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 10, 2011
Unfortunatly,we the taxpayers now have to flip the bill for this guys upkeep simply because the sysye is too sorry to reinstate Old Sparky and give him what he really deserves.
Brittney

Circleville, OH

#17 Aug 10, 2011
buckeye bob wrote:
I/m going to miss Lees great big smile and warm hug . One of Marions great men . Sleep in the bosom of Jesus sweet friend.
Really Lee was not the man your all putting him out there to be he was a disquisting old pervert who slept with young girls who were addicted to drugs in exchange for money or drugs

Since: Jul 11

Columbus, OH

#18 Aug 10, 2011
blame it on the cra-cra-cra-cra-cra-crackahol
Trucker

Lynchburg, OH

#19 Aug 10, 2011
Welllllllllll, addiction is not a legitimate defense in a court of Law. But, in so many many cases it is the primary reason for the vast majority of inmates sitting behind bars, and I would contend many ajudged to be mentally deranged and/or incompetent to stand trial got that way growing up in homes with parents, siblings, relatives, friends etc. addicted and dysfunctional with generations of criminality due to poverty, learning criminal behavior at home, and no concept of how to live another life! Richard Pryor grew up in a whorehouse with a prostitute for a mother and he did the best he could, but still died from the fallout of learning that lifestyle from his earliest life. Not all of us are blessed with good homes and positive role models. PEOPLE WHO ARE FULL OF HATE FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE HAVE NO IDEA HOW PRIVILEGED THEY HAVE BEEN, AND FOR THAT REASON GOD SAID MANY THINGS THROUGH HIS WORD, THAT BEAR REPEATING: IF YOU THINK MURDER IN YOUR HEART YOU ARE AS GUILTY AS THE MAN WHO DID IT; THOSE WHO HAVE NO SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE; AS YOU HAVE DONE IT TO THE LEAST OF THESE, YOU HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME ALSO; GOD JUDGES THE JUST AND THE UNJUST; ON THAT DAY MANY WILL SAY I HAVE DONE THIS FOR YOU, I HELPED MANY IN YOUR NAME; AND HE WILL SAY; AWAY FROM ME I NEVER KNEW YOU FOR AS YOU THINK IN YOUR HEART TOWARD YOUR FELLOW MAN AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HOW YOU TREATED THEM IN YOUR HEART OF HEARTS BY YOUR ATTITUDES, BELIEFS, AND CONDUCT SO TOO WILL YOU BE JUDGED. JUST THINK OF THESE SAYINGS WHEN YOU ARE SO UNGENEROUS TO SOMEONE ELSE, BECAUSE AS THIS MAN'S FAMILY KNOWS THEY ACTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TEACHINGS AND THOSE WHO CALLED OUT FOR STONING HIM TO DEATH (METAPHOR) WILL RECEIVE WHAT THEY WANTED FOR THIS YOUNG MAN, AND NO I AM NOT A BLEEDING HEART LIBERAL AND ALL OF THE OTHER TERMS YOU IGNORANTLY WHAT TO CALL ME, I AM A CHRISTIAN AND WOULD HOPE IF ANYTHING HAPPENED TO ONE OF MY LOVED ONES LIKE HAPPENED TO THIS 66 YEAR OLD MAN, THAT i WOULD DEMONSTRATE THE SAME CHARITY (LOVE) FOR THIS 22 YEAR OLD MAN AS THEY HAVE !
Trucker

Lynchburg, OH

#20 Aug 10, 2011
Marion home of one of the biggest criminals to ever sit in the White House next to Geo. Bush Sr. and Jr, Hoover and Nixon: Waren Gamiel Harding! I often wonder when driving through there how many li'l Hardings illegit that fool fathered! Funny all of them Dudes were or are RethugliKKKans! Wow, what a coincidence! Read yer history books yah retards!
susang

Dublin, OH

#21 Aug 10, 2011
Unfortunately, Stone gets to live which is an option he didn't provide McGarry. What a waste that Stone didn't commit suicide. As a result an innocent person is dead and the rest of us get to support this piece of rubbish for 30 years. Even once he gets out he'll still be a drain on society because by that time he'll have been in prison longer than he was out, won't know how to deal with it and some other person will become a victim so he can get back into prison to the life that he knows. blah blah blah blah. I still say we ought to use what money the state still has and simply build more jails and prisons as it seems so many want to be there!

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