Just into the newsroom... Nicolas Boleware was sentenced to four years juvenile jail. (Two for the killing and two for using the gun...) very excessive years tacked on to ruin this youngster's life permanently. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/1e5873d24d374b10b66f170f987975c5/OH--Shooting-Death-Boy-Held/
I hope the judge rots in hell if he did not credit the time already served in that place they have him in. I hope there is an appeal and that the time is significally reduced. It is not fair to not believe in the child. You do when they claim to been touched in an illegal matter but not if they blow them away. To the day he is released, we must make sure any future person does not ever use this against him after his eighteen birthday or tries to keep him longer than what is proscribed in the sentence.
The judge is a rotten man. To force a plea deal from a youngster is nothing but a horror. The victim was asking for trouble with this child and maybe was hurting his mother just like claimed in the 911 call, but this judge obviously believes in using ones word against other people.
(Update: Channel 6 news in Columbus reports that a year was credited to the four years, now down to three I hope. All I hope is the rotten system does not do anything more to stifle this younster's future. We should make some changes to the system here in Ohio to make sure no crime does not ever make it to adult court and to remove from the prosecutor's larder any weapon that would ruin the future oppurtunities of this person or any juvenile. We should also make it easier for juveniles to prove self defense if the conditions of their incident fits a broader definition.)
This is a clear-cut case a small police department doing everything it can to ruin the life of a small boy. They did not let the boy's mother prove that the victim threatened her or let her show that this man abused her and her boy. So be a small town like Sunbury, who had no active police department and let deputy's not familiar with the area or the locals investigate the case, a coroner who might have got it wrong. It is just a small-town mentality that allows women and maybe even men to be battered by their mates. This is a place where kids are battered and if they get back at the abuser they are the ones that go to jail. This is a just a Payton Place and you locals are all a bunch of Big Walnut hypocrites!