What a shame.
December 3, 2010 at 7:42 a.m.
How sad it is...not knowing where this young man may be. It leaves a family to hold out for hope, their loved one is still alive somewhere.It's been 35 years for the Coughlin family of Youngstown. Their 21 year old daughter Joanne, hasn't been seen since December27,1974
November 18, 2010 at 7:58 a.m.
OH....I see. Another reason why in today's paper, they are defending the reasons for plea bargains!
November 14, 2010 at 9:42 a.m.
*WHY* local authorities have chosen to "make their case for plea bargains" public news...dosen't surprise me. Sure, the above mentioned case may fit they're reasoning. BUT, too many of these plea bargained cases are simply unethical.
Too many untold, agonizing stories from families, who become victim's themselves *because* of plea agreements, don't understand.
Take for example, the case of 22 year old Pvt. Randy V. Davis. He was murdered by self proclaimed "hit-man" Donnie Reed in 2007. At first, Reed claimed he didn't see the gun go off after he handed it to Davis. Then, Reed slandered Pvt. Davis by saying, Davis shot himself!
After giving several different versions (LIED) about the shooting, Reed was proven to be the *only* one with gun residue on his hands. THEN, Reed claimed it was an accident. The investigators detained witnesses immediately after the incident and took statements.
Somehow, these statements were lost and they ignored witness accounts at sentencing. Donnie Reed recieved a plea bargain of THREE YEARS, for murdering Pvt. Davis. Randy's family wasn't even notified that sentencing was taking place. They were *not* told until after the court proceedings.
This family wasn't able to be present when the man that killed their brother, son and grandson ...was given a "slap on the wrist".Now tell me, is this trying to do what is "ethically and morally right"? I think not.
November 14, 2010 at 9:24 a.m.
Really?"The only reason"Really? hmmm...I can think of several more reasons why the FBI would be investigating. Maybe they're doing their *JOB* for one?
November 13, 2010 at 8:18 a.m.