Oops: 6 years later, no sentence in manslaughter case

2017-12-23 12:36
(File)

(File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Detroit - A Detroit man who pleaded no contest to manslaughter still hasn't been sentenced – six years after his conviction.

Spokesperson Maria Miller says the prosecutor's office "lost track of the case", especially after a prosecutor resigned and Leroy Moon had health problems.

The 78-year-old Moon has been free on bond. He'll appear in court on January 9, 2018. The Detroit News says his plea deal calls for one year in jail.

Authorities say Moon shot a man who was urinating outside his Detroit fish market in 2009. He pleaded no contest to manslaughter in 2011, a year after his murder trial ended without a verdict.

A message seeking comment from Moon's attorney wasn't immediately returned on Friday.

Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning says mistakes happen "in a busy court system".

Read more on:    us

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.