Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Man who attacked girlfriend for serving dinner guest first gets 2 years of prison meals
Pioneer Press ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Richard Chin

Posted on 08/24/2012 6:34:22 AM PDT by kevcol



A man who hit his girlfriend in the face with a metal rod because she didn't serve him first when preparing a meal was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 23, to two years and two months in prison.
.
.
Leavell had eight prior felony convictions and three prior domestic violence offenses in the last 10 years, according to the complaint.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: domesticviolence; holderspeople; mefirst; stpaul
eight prior felony convictions and three prior domestic violence offenses in the last 10 years

After this 9th felony conviction and 4th domestic assault offense, we can only hope that Mr. James will finally take the steps necessary to become a better person and a productive member of society. /s
1 posted on 08/24/2012 6:34:27 AM PDT by kevcol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kevcol

So much for the three strikes rule!!!


2 posted on 08/24/2012 6:37:20 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

what did the wife get for her crime?


3 posted on 08/24/2012 6:38:56 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NorthWoody; Manic_Episode; mikethevike; coder2; AmericanChef; Reaganesque; ER Doc; lesser_satan; ...

WELCOME TO FREE REPUBLIC’S MINNESOTA PING LIST!

151 MEMBERS AND GROWING...!

FREEPMAIL ME IF YOU WANT ON OR OFF THIS LIST!


4 posted on 08/24/2012 6:43:45 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

Bet he celebrates kwanzaa.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 6:44:41 AM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

But black people aere too peaceful to wage war on women.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

If this were me he would have gotten the same thing my EX-husband got!

I was in an abusive marriage. I had just had my 5th spinal surgery and had 149 staples on my back and he hit me. He made the mistake of going after my son. I had a dinner plate on my lap, and when he got up to chase my son, I stood-up, threw the dinner plate that hit him in the forehead and cut more than half his forehead open. He fell on the floor with blood pouring from his head. He told me to take him to the hospital. I asked if he ever took me there after a beating. I told him to drive himself! Two days later he got served divorce papers.

I warned him before that if he ever touched my children I would kill him. This woman should have used a dinner plate on this scumbag coward!


7 posted on 08/24/2012 6:56:21 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ontap
So much for the three strikes rule!!!

Maybe the last seven were actually foul tips.

In any event, will eventually draw a walk.
8 posted on 08/24/2012 6:59:54 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ontap

Perhaps they should hit this creature with an iron rod everytime he receives his prison meals.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 7:01:05 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mardi59

I’m afraid I would have used something smaller than a dinner plate, and is made of lead.

Women who stay around after the first attack always baffle me. I know it happens—it just doesn’t compute for me—I’d be out of there so fast.

But we’re all different.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 7:03:21 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mardi59
Wow... it stuns me to hear what you went through. It sounds as though you are a very courageous and strong woman.

May God bless and keep you.

I can't ever imagine hitting a woman. Never have, and never will. Just isn't in my DNA. Those that do are complete cowards.

May God bless and keep you. You are a gem.

11 posted on 08/24/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

10 years would be more appropriate.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 7:07:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: basil

He was a Vietnam vet and I made excuses for him. I was trapped due to illness at the time, but he went after my child and that was it.

I had a fear at that time of not being able to take care of my children. I knew a settlement from the car accident was soon to be settled so I was lucky to get out and be able to care for my children properly. Many woman aren’t that lucky.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 7:11:36 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

If Obama had a son...


14 posted on 08/24/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT by apillar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kevcol
After this 9th felony conviction and 4th domestic assault offense, we can only hope that Mr. James will finally take the steps necessary to become a better person and a productive member of society. /s

Only to be accomplished if he is at the business end of a shank...

15 posted on 08/24/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Sivana

Nicely played!


16 posted on 08/24/2012 7:20:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Northern Yankee

Thank you so much. May God bless you and yours also.

I raised my three sons alone, and not a wife beater in the bunch. No arrests or drug involvement. They went to bible study and were honor students. Granted the good grades earned Jordans shoes but it was worth every penny. When you have the Lord, you have EVERYTHING.

This man is a coward who probably had a 14 yo mother who clubbed every night and had a daddy who was a woman beater. He’s a control freak who has no business mixing with polite society. He should have gotten more time because of his record. He’ll kill someone someday.

God bless


17 posted on 08/24/2012 7:21:18 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: mardi59
his man is a coward who probably had a ... daddy who was a woman beater.

This highly honorable title should be reserved for men who actually fill the role.

His mama almost certainly conceived him with a "baby-daddy," which is an entirely different kettle of fish.

18 posted on 08/24/2012 7:29:57 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: kevcol
A man who hit his girlfriend in the face with a metal rod because she didn't serve him first when preparing a meal ?

Another failure of our educational system. According to Emily Post, the guest should always be served first.

He just wasn't aware of the proper etiquette.

19 posted on 08/24/2012 7:31:43 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan

Coward suits this useless sack of flesh perfectly. Anybody can be a daddy, but the word father has greater meaning.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 7:42:32 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: mardi59

God bless ya. When I was dating my ex husband and we were talking of marriage I told him if he ever hit me I would sure as hell strike back and then hit the road. He never hit me, but as I stated he is my ex. :-)


21 posted on 08/24/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mardi59

Disagree with your wording, although I’m sure we agree on the concepts.

“Daddy,” at least to my mind, implies a more close emotional relationship than “father” necessarily does, since father is the more formal term.

Anybody can be a sperm donor and become a paternal unit or father, but you have to work at it to be a daddy.

“Baby-daddy” is an inversion and perversion of the term, and implies no relationship at all other than genetic.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 7:50:58 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Conservative4Ever

:)

My ex is lucky to be alive. I didn’t give him the chance to reach my son.

There comes a time when women should realize that even though they say they love their husband, he must not love them back because he’s inflicting great pain on them. CUT HIM LOOSE before the last flowers he gives you are ON YOUR GRAVE, OR YOUR CHILDS


23 posted on 08/24/2012 7:58:21 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: mardi59

I’m so happy that things finally worked out for you.


24 posted on 08/24/2012 8:15:44 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: basil

Thank you. Life is good with the Lord by your side. We may never be able to figure out how His mind works because his intelligence is infinite, ours is finite. If we aren’t blind we can see the abswers to our prayers. He answered mine. :)


25 posted on 08/24/2012 8:22:57 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: mardi59

I won the lottery when I married my Okie husband. We have 5 kids that he helped me raise, and today have 11 grandkids.

Yup, going on 51 yrs ago, I made the best decision of my life, and I’m convinced that God picked him for me.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 8:27:33 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: mardi59

Bless you, Mardi.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Sivana

Not in mac daddy math.


28 posted on 08/24/2012 8:33:55 AM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: stilloftyhenight

Thank you. Many blessings to you and yours, and much thanks to the Lord for loving us as much as He does.


29 posted on 08/24/2012 8:35:26 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: basil

The Lord DID pick him and I’m so very happy for you!! :)

I have 3 sons, two beautiful daughter-in-laws (so far), and two beautiful granddaughters. I am blessed.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 8:38:27 AM PDT by mardi59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: mardi59

Amen. I couldn’t survive without Him. :)


31 posted on 08/24/2012 8:39:45 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: mardi59
We may never be able to figure out how His mind works because his intelligence is infinite, ours is finite.

A previous pastor likened it to viewing a woven tapestry. All we see now is the back side with thread fragments, knots, and so on. It doesn't make sense, and so many things seem wrong. He views it from the completed side and sees the end result. One day we hope to see that view.

32 posted on 08/24/2012 9:19:43 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: basil
"Yup, going on 51 yrs ago, I made the best decision of my life, and I’m convinced that God picked him for me."

My wife and I might jokingly call you two, "Newlyweds" -- except that's how we introduce ourselves -- and we celebrated our 51st anniversary this May... '-)

Gongratulations to the both of you!

It's obvious you have the right formula: when we were still dating, we realized God had brought us together, because we discovered how comfortable we were praying together.

Blessings on you and yours!!

33 posted on 08/24/2012 9:23:00 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson