Schenectady man pleads guilty to mans...

Schenectady man pleads guilty to manslaughter of infant

There are 4 comments on the WTEN-TV Albany story from Jun 15, 2012, titled Schenectady man pleads guilty to manslaughter of infant. In it, WTEN-TV Albany reports that:

John Batease broke down in tears in the Schenectady County Court room Friday afternoon as he pled guilty to first degree manslaughter regarding the death of 20-month-old Asiah Maxam last June inside the child's mother's Schenectady home.

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justice is finally served

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#1 Jun 17, 2012
John Batease cried in court not because he was remosrsful, but because he knows that he will now finally pay for all of his crimes! and he is scared, and he should be! This is not the first child he has harmed! He will now have the next 22 years to think about what he did to this little boy, and what he has done to the others he has harmed as well. The sad thing in this case is that if the justice system had done its job 9 years ago, and followed through on previous reported abuse, this poor little boys life may have been spared. John Batease dererves to serve every single day of this sentence, and in my opinion much much more!

Ballston Spa, NY

#2 Jun 17, 2012
wow amanda really
agree with Justice

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#3 Jun 19, 2012
John deserves to be behind bars for longer then the 22 years he took as an offer! I can only hope that when the judge sentences this a**hole he changes his mind and gives him the maximum allowed under crimal law! He doesn't belong out in society and i hope he gets to feel the pain he has caused others while he is in prison!
justice is finally served

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#4 Jun 19, 2012
"aaa"- whoever YOU are, i want you to know this is not Amanda. HOWEVER, this is a family member of children that John has harmed. The pain he has inflicked on these children was not just physical, but also emotional and is something that still affects them today. Again, I state that if John had been punished as he should have 9 yrs ago, this little boy's life may have been spared. But I am THANKFUL, that he is FINALLY paying for what he has done, whether it be to the children in my life or to this innocent little boy. 22 years is not even close to enough, to justify the pain that he has caused my family,and i still get to look into the eyes of those children. For this baby's mother, who will never hold her son again, 22 years is a downright insulte. John's comment of being "overwhelmed" in taking care of other people's children and his own, is the most laughable statment I have ever heard! This man is nothing more than a sperm donor, he has never been responsible or supportive of his "children". Thankfully now, those children never have to be subject to his "parenting methods" again!!!i hold faith, that prison life will give John everything he deserves!

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