Man Gets 10 Years In Off-Duty Detective’s Death

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for throwing a chunk of concrete that killed an off-duty Baltimore police officer during a dispute over a parking space.

Sian James was sentenced Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court.

He had been charged with murder in the death of Detective Brian Stevenson, but a jury convicted him of involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum 10-year term.

Prosecutors said James ratcheted up an argument into a deadly assault. James testified that he acted in self-defense and feared Stevenson was going to shoot him and his friend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. stationnorth says:

    Ten years sentence = ten months in Baltimore. Sian James should face the death penalty.

  2. he should hang says:

    i agree….10 years for this p.o.s.???? are you kiddin me? this guy should at least got 50 years …no less….what kind of messages does this send to the savages of baltimore and this state? you can kill a cop and get 10 years which will amount to probably 5-7……BS!!!….i hope this guy gets out and kills someone related to one of the jurors for this case……they must have flown in the jury from casey anthony’s trial for this one…..idiots!!!!

  3. Mike says:

    The problem with the judicial system in Baltimore City is as follows:

    The criminals are black. They are tried by a jury of their peers (black)
    All black people feel they have been wronged and are entitled to run wild
    Therefore all black people are innocent of any crime the committ

    Case Closed

    1. T says:

      I guess all white people feel entitled to kill their kids…huh Mike. Is that why they let Casey Anthony go?! Or is your comment just as ignorant and stupid as you are.

  4. T says:

    I guess all white people feel entitled to kill their kids…huh Mike. Is that why they let Casey Anthony go?! Or is your comment just as ignorant and stupid as you are.

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