No Jail Time?!?

Troy Dean, of Lafayette, IN has plead guilty of abusing is infant son; and will serve NO jail time.

Dean will spend 6 years on supervised probation; Dean will serve 312 hours of community service and spend 2 years residing in his parents’ home in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Dean and his wife and two children are currently living with his parents.

He plead guilty to neglect of a dependent causing serious bodily injury; he alleges he was sleep deprived when he violently shook the 4 month-old infant causing permanent brain damage. Both parents of the infant have testified that Dean has learened to provide care of his now brain damaged son, as well as physical therapy.

The judge told Dean, “Punishment this court could give will never be like the punishment you’ll have every morning when you wake up and see that little boy. There’s nothing I can do to punish you more than that.”

The judge was floored at the lack of emotion from both Troy Dean and his wife during their testimony. 

Troy Dean’s wife, Amy, had the audacity to tell the judge: “To get through something like that, I wouldn’t be able to talk.  If I started to cry, I would never be able to stop.  I’ve never shown emotion in public and it appears cold, but I promise there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t cry about my son,” she said.

So the baby will now never have the opportunity for the life he was born to live… a travesty!

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  • leah 7

    Do agree with the judge on the loser to spend the time watching and caring for the losers braindead baby. But what if the same loser hurts the baby again?

  • mystic_eye_cda

    I agree that if he is competent to provide all the care this child needs then that should be his punishment. But it should be on house arrest and he should not be allowed near other children for at least 20 years.

    Putting him jail benefits no one. The state would have to pay to house and feed him, council him, educate him, and god knows what. And probably pay for some nursing care for the child.

    This way he is taking responsibility for his actions.

  • mystic_eye_cda

    I agree that if he is competent to provide all the care this child needs then that should be his punishment. But it should be on house arrest and he should not be allowed near other children for at least 20 years.

    Putting him jail benefits no one. The state would have to pay to house and feed him, council him, educate him, and god knows what. And probably pay for some nursing care for the child.

    This way he is taking responsibility for his actions.

  • miriam

    I actually agree with the judge to a degree. Taking care of these little brain damaged gomertose kids is heartbreaking… his wife and other kids will never look at him the same again (you think he’ll be allowed to hold his grandkids without supervision???).
    This of course assumes he doesn’t punk out and leave. (many couples do split up over the care of these kinds of kids even when abuse isn’t the issue).

  • miriam

    I actually agree with the judge to a degree. Taking care of these little brain damaged gomertose kids is heartbreaking… his wife and other kids will never look at him the same again (you think he’ll be allowed to hold his grandkids without supervision???).
    This of course assumes he doesn’t punk out and leave. (many couples do split up over the care of these kinds of kids even when abuse isn’t the issue).