Skip to comments.Man Wrongly Convicted Now Owes $38,000 In Back Child Support
Posted on 02/09/2006 7:57:10 AM PST by Orlando
Newaygo County, Mich,February 2, 2006. A man set free after spending 13 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit is facing more trouble.
Court documents show 53-year-old Larry Souter owes about $38,000.00 in back child support after Interest and Penalties.
The amount grew because he failed to have his payments suspended when he went to prison in 1992.
Souter was convicted for the 1979 murder of 19-year-old Kristi Ringler near White Cloud. But years later, a women came forward saying Ringler was actually hit by a motor home.
More info on:
"...In 1987, before his conviction, Souter was ordered to pay $100.00 a week in his divorce with Christine Souter. He stopped paying when he went to prison in 1992...."
"...Federal law prohibits judges from retroactively wiping out such debts..."
Here is a news article about this law.
"Not guilty,but not off hook for child support"
here's other link.
The law is an ASS
So the guy is jail FOR MURDER, when the victim was killed by a WINNABAGO???? How does a corner confuse the cause of death between the 2? Sue to corners office for a few million for that screw up!
Bad bad police work or bad reporting?
Souter is sueing the people for millions in false arrest, etc - he will just tack this on and the people will pay for it.
I think he ought to sue the woman who knew the truth during all the years he was in jail but did not come forward. Make her come up with the $38000 and then some.
It still doesn't answer the question as to how the police could confuse a murder with getting run over by a motor home.
This should be an easy win for a lawsuit against the offending state. The prosecutor's office and the associated law enforcement department should be required to split this bill between them, from their respective operating budgets. :-)
I'm thinking MI police are stupid. What else could it be.
Larry was a truck driver, and from 1987 til 1992 he didn't miss paying child support (5 yrs).
His two childrens must be over 19+ yrs of age by now ?
If the mother has any sense of decency she'll let him off the hook.
This 666 law is destroying numberous lives.
He drove a semi. Not so hard to confuse running over a pedestrian.
If she was on welfare or received other assistance from the State, she cannot let him off the hook because it becomes the State's debt.
WTF are the feds doing telling states how to handle their child support? Oh, forgot, the states don't really exist anymore.
Did he put down that she was apparently struck by a blunt instrument? If so, then I see no problem...
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