Conviction Changed for Former Deputy ...

Conviction Changed for Former Deputy who Lied in Gauvin Case

There are 7 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Mar 6, 2008, titled Conviction Changed for Former Deputy who Lied in Gauvin Case. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

There's been a change in the conviction for the former Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Deputy who lied in the Gauvin case.

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Marinemom

Bringhurst, IN

#1 Mar 6, 2008
I am outraged about the reduction in this man's conviction. There are so many people out here that believe he was responsible for the death of Iayna
Gauvin. Since when does someone like that deserve to have his sentence reduced? This man made a choice and it ruined his career by his unforgiveable decision. Our children are gifts from God and we raise them and they grow up and move away. This little girl didn't get that chance and please do not tell me everyone deserves a second chance, she will never have that. Yes, it was her parents that abused and killed her. I ask but one question and that is; Why would an officer of the law not do his job and help protect our children? Why not just give him his uniform back and send him out there to protect and serve our community? I stand with our prosecuting attorney in this case and this man should of not had a sentence reduction. In my opinion he should have went to prison for reckless homicide. This community should be outraged at what took place with him getting a sentence reduction.
forgiving person

Frankfort, IN

#2 Mar 6, 2008
Mr. Keller did not kill the child. Her mother and step father tortured and killed her. We will never know for sure if when Mr. Keller was a deputy what he did not do would have saved the child’s life. Mr. Keller has paid for his crime and his family should not have to pay too. Mr. Keller did not have to come forward and tell the truth of his mistake, but he did. He is a better man for telling the truth and facing what he did. The child is gone and hate and holding grudges will not bring her back. Everyone involved is paying for their crime, or has already paid, please forgive and have peace and let’s move forward.
bikelegs2

Lafayette, IN

#3 Mar 6, 2008
forgiving person wrote:
Mr. Keller did not kill the child. Her mother and step father tortured and killed her. We will never know for sure if when Mr. Keller was a deputy what he did not do would have saved the child’s life. Mr. Keller has paid for his crime and his family should not have to pay too. Mr. Keller did not have to come forward and tell the truth of his mistake, but he did. He is a better man for telling the truth and facing what he did. The child is gone and hate and holding grudges will not bring her back. Everyone involved is paying for their crime, or has already paid, please forgive and have peace and let’s move forward.
No, Mr. Keller did not kill the child. But, his false reporting of a visitation and the well being of the child may have saved her life. I think he did have to come forward. I think he was about to be confronted about the fact that he lied about a visitation in which he reported the child to be in a safe situation. A false report. This visitation in which he lied about may have provided CPS an opportunity to remove the child from the home. A part of being convicted of a felony is also carrying that conviction with you just as any other convicted felon in The US. he can get a job just like any other convicted felon that has to report it on their resume`s. Yep, even the one's that have families they want to support also.
bikelegs2

Lafayette, IN

#4 Mar 6, 2008
The felon's family shouldn't have to pay??? Would you reduce a felony drunk driving resulting in the death of a child to a misdemeanor because the felon's family shouldn't have to suffer?
eric

United States

#5 Mar 7, 2008
Only a cop could manage to have a felony conviction reduced, a regular citizen does not get such breaks from our courts.
This jude should be removed from the bench!
Anonymous

Lafayette, IN

#6 Mar 7, 2008
eric wrote:
Only a cop could manage to have a felony conviction reduced, a regular citizen does not get such breaks from our courts.
This jude should be removed from the bench!
I agree...My brother has a felony and it is hard for him to find a job as well. He also has a family to support but you don't see anyone reducing his felony! This just shows what kind of court system we really have.
Anonymous

Bringhurst, IN

#7 Mar 7, 2008
If I was Mr. Keller, I'm afraid that every night when I laid my head down to sleep, I would see the sweet little face of that innocient child. No, he didn't kill her, but his lack of action contributed to her life being snuffed out by those dreadful excuses of parents that she had. I do not believe that his conviction should have been reduced. He was a link in the chain of events. We should be able to trust that people we hold in authority will do their jobs to even better than their ability.

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