Skip to comments.Ohio teens given suspended sentence for dropping sandbag off overpass that killed man
Posted on 04/07/2018 9:38:23 AM PDT by Simon Green
The four Ohio teens who pleaded guilty to dropping a sandbag off a freeway overpass that killed a 22-year-old man were given a suspended sentence and ordered to a treatment center on Friday.
Marquis Byrd was the passenger in a vehicle that was hit by the sandbag dropped onto Interstate 75 in Toledo last December. Byrd was left in critical condition and died three days later in the hospital.
The four teens, all aged 13 or 14, pleaded guilty to either murder or manslaughter. The boy who dropped the sandbag pleaded guilty to murder while the other three pleaded to involuntary manslaughter, the Toledo Blade reported. The teen who pleaded guilty to murder was sentenced to the Department of Youth Services until he turns 21, while the teens who pleaded guilty to manslaughter were sentenced to three years in the Department of Youth Services.
All four sentences were suspended by the judge in favor of being sent to Toledo's Lucas County Youth Treatment Center.
"It's a treatment facility, for certain services, to provide so these boys change their behavior and can become productive members of our community," Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon said.
The decision to suspend the teens' sentences and send them to the treatment facility drew outrage from Lillian Diallo, the Byrd family's lawyer, who called the decision "outrageous."
"Suspended what? If you do what? So eight months you get to go home?" Diallo told Toledo ABC station WTVG outside the courtroom following the sentencing. "This child will never be at home. His son will never see him. His mother will never be able to say, 'Hey son, how are you? How's your day?' Touch his face, see his face. This is outrageous."
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When the justus system no longer delivers justice vigilantism eventually takes its place.
And the real reason they didn’t get prison time was.....Oh never mind...
All 4 dropped one sandbag?
Oh those zany teens and their jalopies
Future rap stars.
I didn’t know that they had brought back hanging in Ohio.
Too bad things are not heading towards sanity.
Is he a Teen or is he a white guy?
Did it occur to you that possibly more than one object had been dropped or thrown but only one found it’s mark?
It appears the the white judge doesn’t care about Black on Black killings.
Must have been black on black sandbagging?
Lots of info available on the judge and her hubby. No wonder OH is a mess.
....by the time the suspended sentence is up these youths will be able to lift 60 lb. bags of sand to throw off
Good thing they weren’t at the range firing an assault rifle.
Yes it did.
I hope it occurred to the judge.
“And the real reason they didnt get prison time was.....Oh never mind...”
So is this more Black on Black Crime? The guy who died was Black, but there are no pix of the perps.
The boy who dropped the sandbag pleaded guilty to murder while the other three pleaded to involuntary manslaughter
Then you answered your own question.
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess were no adults, certainly no fathers, around to control their destructive impulses or to propose any kind of alternative model of behavior.
Hang all four of them.