Saturday, October 29, 2011

"A civilized society cannot allow people like you to roam the streets."

Judge Sentences Country Gang-banger to 25-To-Life For Deputy Dulle's Murder
Re-printed from a story at WLWT Channel 5 on October 25th 2011

The teenager who ran over an Ohio Deputy during a high speed chase is sentenced to 25-to-Life.

LEBANON, Ohio - A man found guilty of killing a deputy during a high-speed police chase will spend 25 years to life in prison.

Marcus Isreal (pronounced Israel) was convicted Monday evening of murder and other charges in the gruesome May 10th 2011 killing of Warren County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Brian Dulle during a crash that occurred during a high speed chase.

Authorities said Dulle was putting down stop sticks to halt a stolen car driven by Isreal when he was struck by the car as it lost control on U.S. 42 at Utica Road.

Israel took the witness stand Monday morning and testified that he never saw Dulle at the intersection, and his attorney, Clyde Bennett, said Israel was responsible for Dulle's death, but that it wasn't murder.

Jurors deliberated for about four hours Monday before finding Israel guilty of all but one charge that he faced.

Judge James Flannery sternly lectured Israel, who had been previously convicted of multiple felonies, as he sentenced him to the maximum penalty on each count.

"A civilized society cannot allow people like you to roam the streets," Judge Flannery excoriated the oddly expressionless Mr. Israel.

Marcus Isreal gets 25 years to life in prison for killing deputyThe murder conviction carried a mandatory 15 years to life sentence, and that sentence was merged with convictions on aggravated vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault.

Flannery sentenced Isreal to 18 months for receiving stolen property, 36 months for failure to comply with a police order and 36 months for having a weapon under a disability.

The judge also added one-year prison terms to run concurrently with all four individual sentences.

Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims told reporters after the verdict that the trial's outcome would help his department and Dulle's family move forward.

On Tuesday, Sims spoke to the court before Israel's sentencing, saying Dulle's death was a senseless tragedy that could have been avoided by the defendant stopping and pulling over.

Dulle's wife, Abbie, told the court that their family of five became a family of four without their choice.

"That is the day that I lost my best friend, our children lost their father who was their hero," she said.

Dulle said her 7-year-old daughter asked who would coach her soccer team now that her daddy is in heaven.

"Yesterday, on what would have been our 13th wedding anniversary, I had to sit in this courtroom and pray Brian would receive justice," Dulle said.

Isreal's first parole hearing takes place in March of 2044.

References:
WLWT Channel 5, Man Sentenced to 25-To-Life For Deputy's Death
Kentucky Post, Marcus Isreal gets 25 years to life in prison for killing deputy