Sandusky man gets a year in prison for stabbing girlfriend

SANDUSKY A Sandusky man who stabbed his girlfriend was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison as part of a plea agreement.
Melissa Topey
Jun 3, 2010

SANDUSKY 

A Sandusky man who stabbed his girlfriend was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison as part of a plea agreement.

Shawn Shepherd, 39, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault, in exchange for Erie County prosecutors dismissing charges of attempted murder and domestic violence. Shepherd will serve a year in prison, and will also be under supervision for a year after his release.

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Comments

Taxed Enough Already

 MY GOSH 1 FREAKIN YEAR????  Are ya kiddin me?  I bet he'd have gotten 20 years for stealing hub caps.  What is wrong with these judges...I say vote them all out.  Heck that is no incentive not to do it again.

Julie R.

Had he called a corrupt old rent-a-judge corrupt he would have gotten 8 years!

Salvatore

Let me get this straight. This thug was arrested for attempted murder, aggravated assault, domestic violence, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and theft. He stabs the victim in the neck which could have been fatal. But he makes a plea agreement and the other charges are dropped? Why? Only one year? Shawn must know somebody to get the other charges dropped. Who was the judge? I want to know so that the judge will be voted out of office. I want a legal opinion on this. Where is that naked attorney called Buff at. Oy Buff, what is your opinion on this?

 

Julie R.

Could be wrong but I don't think judges even rule on plea bargains. Aren't plea bargains handled by the PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE? Considering all the plea bargains there are in Erie County, the judges sure do have a cushy job. And that's in addition to all the cases they recuse themselves from.

Julie R.

I was wrong. Judges DO play a part in plea bargaining, supposedly a passive part. The PROSECUTORS work out the plea bargain and the JUDGE imposes the sentence.  

nuttster50

let me read this right as "salvatore says" he arrested for attempted murder, aggravated assault, domestic violence, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and theft.  and he pleaded out to aggravated assault. sounds like juctice was blind or hhmm or who did he have to tell on to get a deal like that, makes one wonder if ya ask me.

SamAdams

A year? A YEAR??? For STABBING somebody???

The only good thing about this entire case is that it provides an almost perfect illustration of why there are so many people these days who do such bad things. I mean when there are few if any repercussions, why NOT do whatever you're moved to do at the time, eh?

This guy is going to get out of jail in a year, and nothing will have changed as far as his temper (or how he deals with it) is concerned. He's going to be supervised for a year after that, and nothing will have changed. And then? THEN he's going to get pi$$ed off and beat somebody ELSE up -- maybe KILL them -- and there will be a bunch of bleeding heart advocates that won't have a CLUE just how that could happen.

Fools, one and all. The only smart one here is the bad guy, and I'm pretty sure that's not quite how these things are supposed to work!

iamrevolutionary

An article on March 18, 2010 in the Register states this:

 

Shepherd pleaded guilty in March 1992 to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery, according to Cuyahoga County court records.

 

Ryan Miday, public information officer with the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office, said the case originated from a September 1991 robbery in which three men beat another man and left him handcuffed in his bathroom. The man died a day later in a Cleveland hospital.

 

Miday said Shepherd was sentenced to 15 to 35 years for his role in the crime, but it's not clear how much time he served.

NOW, HOW in the H3LL did he get 1 YEAR for this last crime?!  Something smells FUNKY !!!