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Mom: No justice for slain daughter



Published: Wed, August 10, 2011 @ 12:05 a.m.

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Patrell Scott

By John W. Goodwin Jr.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

The mother of a murdered 20-year-old woman said she doesn’t feel she is getting justice for her daughter from court officials.

Melissa Floyd, mother of Melesia Day, spoke in reference to the case pending in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court against the man accused in her daughter’s killing, 21-year-old Patrell Scott.

Scott, of Park Vista Drive, appeared Tuesday for arraignment. He wore the county-issued orange jumpsuit and shackles, but sat talking with other inmates and occasionally smiled and laughed during the conversation.

Day lived for six days in an area hospital after being shot in the neck June 23 at her Tyrell Street home on the West Side. She died of complications from that wound June 29 at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Scott originally had been charged with felonious assault, but those charges changed after Day died. Scott is the father of Day’s young daughter.

Floyd said it is unfair Scott “can laugh and talk” with others after being accused of killing her daughter. She anticipated a murder charge would be filed against Scott after her daughter’s death, but is disappointed and angry that didn’t happen.

Scott is charged with felonious assault, involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and a firearm specification.

Floyd said she was also hoping to see Scott’s bond increased from the $55,000 amount set in Youngstown Municipal Court on the felonious-assault charge. The bond remained at that amount but can be revisited by Judge James Evans, who will preside over the case.

Floyd said the $55,000 bond makes it more likely for Scott to be released from Mahoning County jail. She said she and her family have received threats over the Internet.

“I am mad because he is going to bond out,” Floyd said. “That means he can come after me, come after my granddaughter or come after my family. It’s not fair he could kill my daughter and get out.”

Scott remains in jail until he appears before Judge Maureen Sweeney of common pleas court Aug. 29 for a parole-violation hearing on a previous carrying concealed-weapons charge.

He is due back in Judge Evans’ court on the new charges Tuesday.

Floyd said her granddaughter witnessed the shooting and has been traumatized by the experience. She said the young child has recounted the events to family members in detail and is receiving therapy.

Floyd believes her daughter was a victim of domestic violence and controlled by Scott.

There are police reports detailing past fights between the couple.

Floyd said she hopes to start a nonprofit support group for other victims of domestic violence.

“I don’t want any family to go through what we are going through. It is so hard, and we are going through so much,” she said.


Comments

1cheybaby2(102 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Fight it with all you have involuntary manslaughter carries a 7-25 yr term that's it.. He can be out to kill again. Then you have to worry about the baby, not fair at all the least should be life, no parole, but i prefer death to killers. and doing in front of a child that's the worse.you could do to a child is kill there mother. ignorant low life

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2whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

start doing what Cuba did and ship all these bums over there deep in the jungle.

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3Woodley(26 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

I hate to repeat myself but as a victim of crime I learned that the police do their job, but the prosecutors have no regard for the Black lives of the people who live in this city. It had to take the death of two White citizens on the South side to get the attention of the prosecutors. What would nice is that these criminals would be release next door to all city prosecutors and then we would see if the judges and prosecutors would be smiling.

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4Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

wood

"I hate to repeat myself but as a victim of crime I learned that the police do their job, but the prosecutors have no regard for the Black lives of the people who live in this city."

Just black lives? You can't be serious.....smh

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5UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Once again the prosecutors are not doing the job! He should be tried for murder with a long jail sentence awaiting. These Hoodrats get away with murder here in Y-town.

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6JERRIE(22 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Do u have an attorney. If not write the
Supreme Court of Ohio and tell them your story something has to be done.If you make enough stink and to public

and call some of the big New media like Nancy Grace and also put it on facebook
You can easily damage the reputation of the prosecutors. Don't vote them back into office. They don't care about what happens to the black community. If she was white he would have gotten a murder
conviction. Do you know the prosecutors
names. Put their names out there in the population, and see the response u will get. You have to network this situation, and also first and most important pray to God for justice. Trust me if it was one of the prosecutors family member they would have drawn blood.

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7woolyd(579 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Life I hate to tell you this but Wood is right if you go back through some of the sentences and cases. Simone Gaskins, Ollie Shuller and several others were state witnesses who the Prosecutors diddnt protect and they were murdered. And do I need to mention the Bennie Adams and Michael Davis cases and those discrepencies in sentences and that was in the same week? There is a lack of care for black life in this area by both the prosecutors and black people themselves, its a reality that needs to be changed.

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8YtownParent(324 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

I hope you will be at that parole violation hearing. More importantly, the prosecutor had darn well make sure Scott is violated and insist the judge impose the rest of his prior sentence. Then he won't be able to bond out, at least until all his previous time is served.

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9foxyglo(372 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

SORRY FOR THEIR LOSS,BUT IF THERE WAS SIGNS OF DOMESTIC VILOENCE BEFORE AND THE COPS BEING CALLED AND RECORDS OF THAT , IT'S TIME FOR THESE YOUNG GIRLS TO GET OUT OF THE RELATIONSHIPS. GOD MADE MORE THAN ONE MAN. HE MOST LIKELY WAS VIOLENT AND ABUSIVE WITH OTHER WOMAN IN THE PAST. NOW HE WILL BE FREE TO ABUSE ANOTHER INNOCENT WOMAN

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10CollegeEducatedSouthSider(5 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

I feel sorry for the little girl. Her father killed her mother and he in court playing grab-ass with his buddies. It is difficult to get witnesses to anything in Youngstown. People are taught at a very young age to stay out of others affairs. For things to change in Youngstown, its going to have to begin within the family structure.

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11DwightK(1256 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

I don't understand why the prosecution can't levy more serious charges against this man. He clearly did the crime so why not hit him with everything we can? He'll just be on the streets in ten years beating up some other woman.

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12southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Scum of the Earth

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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

There is no undoing the death of Melesia Day . Her daughter still has a father . She wont remember her mother and will only know her father . Will she only know him through what others tell her or with Patrell's involvement in her life ? Life goes on and Patrell Scott wont face much time in prison . When he is released social workers will rehabilitate him back into society . Time will erase the memories of the past and Patrell will once again have a choice in what direction that his future will be .

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14L0L(660 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Someone said it best, itds not the police, they do their job, its the prosecutors and judges. Someone also said it best. If you don't like whats going on then DONT VOTE THEM BACK IN! All of the prosecutors serve at Paul Gains will. He's the boss, he sets what happens and what doesn't. If you dont like how the justice system has been working then dont re-elect him. Also, watch which judges do what. For instance, Kirchbaum always throws the book at the scum, he will always get my vote. Others, not so much. Keep track of who does what and change the system with your votes.

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15rob092359(8 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Lets try this another way. Give him and his lawyer a choice. If he bonds out, He surgically has to have his HOOHOO removed. Then, if he hurts anyone else, the Judge, and the DA have to be criminally liable. Maybe if the people that can put him away, will do so if their livlihood and their professional careers are in jeopardy.

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16ALEXANDRA23(1 comment)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

IM TIRED OF SEEING EVERYONE MAKING PATRELL SCOTT OUT TO BE THE BAD GUY...DO YOU KNOW HIM FROM A PERSONAL LEVEL???...DO YOU KNOW WHAT FAMILY HE CAME FROM???? NO!
I KNEW HIM SINCE THE 6TH GRADE AND I HAVE BEEN HIS BEST FRIEND EVER SINCE!!!...HE NEVER ONCE APPEAR RUTHLESS LIKE THE PRESS OR THE VICTIM'S MOTHER IS MAKING HIM OUT TO BE...HE LOVES HIS DAUGHTER SHE WAS VERY MUCH SPOILED!!! HE USE TO COME AROUND MY KIDS AND MY FAMILY AND THEY LOVE HIM....HE NEVER DISRESPECTED NONE OF US!!! WHAT HE DID WAS AN ACCIDENT...AND EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS A FATAL ACCIDENT...HE WOULD NEVER DO SUCH A THING INTENTIONALLY!!!
SO BEFORE ANY OF YOU'S SPEAK KNOW THE PERSON B/C WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE LOVE TO JAP THINGS UP A BIT!!!!

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