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The state recommended a prison sentence of 100 years with 75 years suspended, meaning he would spend 25 years in prison.
'Not a monster'
"He needs help - not to spend 25 years locked up, "He has two sons that still love him and need their father in their lives, even with very understandable restrictions. I would like to see my children have an opportunity to heal the relationship with their father. "He is not a monster, just a man that really screwed up and has been paying in many ways since and will continue to have to pay through this justice system and with the loss of family and friends and his own conscience."
"What [the defendant] did to my granddaughter was horrible, and he should face consequences. "But his children, especially his sons, will be devastated if their dad is no longer part of their lives."
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: tikbalang
There are crimes for which, once guilty verdict has been reached, no judge ought to set terms, but which must come with automatic, and totally binding terms for incarceration, or in capital cases, death. The judge in such cases ought, once verdict has been passed, be powerless to prevent the maximum sentence being handed down, regardless of public outcry, regardless of appeals from family, regardless of the instructions of political entities. Justice cares not for these mundane, petty things. Only that the innocent are protected from the guilty, and the guilty punished for their crimes.
As I have had to point out more than once this week, Justice must be served by law. In this instance, the judge has ensured that the ends of justice are not served, and this in and of itself ought to be a crime. Disgusting, wrong, and in RAPID need of correction.
The laws are there to protect the citizens of a society, they are not of moral lessons
If the person wasnt caught, he would still abuse and sexually "rape" his daughter of twelve.
Our conclusion at the dinner table came with a set of words;" Maybe God forgives our sins, but that doesnt mean Society fails and even promote sexual deviancy, we are just animals
The Judge is looking at impeachment, even though he is retiring, he should be impeached and judged.. According to the rules a man brought down from a mountain several thousands of years ago.
But the law states that the defendant can argue for a lesser punishment if an evaluator recommends treatment of the offender in a local community.
In his decision, Judge McKeon, of Valley County District Court, cited a report prepared by Michael Sullivan, a specialist, who said the defendant could be "safely treated" in the community, court documents showed.
According to the records, the prosecution did not contest the findings.