OUTRAGE: 18 Year Old Gets Only 10 Years For Killing Man In “Knockout Game” Attack

February 14, 2014 7:57 amViews: 4879

Jesse Smithers gets 10 years


Even when there is a willful, wanton, senseless attack that ends in murder, some wimpy judge in Stearns county Minnesota doesn't think the perpetrator of that brutal, unprovoked crime should get more than a measly 10 years in jail.

That was the sentence for 18-year-old Jesse Smithers just received for killing Colton Gleason with 1 punch to the head in a game of "knockout" that turned deadly on September 21, 2012.

Colton was innocently walking with some friends in an alley when the car Smithers was in pulled up, he got out and punched Colton who fell and hit his head resulting in his death.

I wonder if Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will come to Minnesota to protest and stir up trouble because of this incredibly unjust sentencing in a black on white crime?

Read more below from CBS Local Minnesota:

After 17 months of waiting, a family finally learned how much time the man who killed their son will be in prison.

A Stearns County judge sentenced 18-year-old Jesse Smithers to 10 years on Thursday. Smithers admitted to delivering the deadly punch in a St. Cloud alley almost a year and a half ago.

On Sept. 21, 2012, Colton Gleason was walking with friends when a car pulled up, and Smithers got out and punched him. Colton died after falling and hitting his head.

His father, John Gleason, says the pain, bitterness and hurt his family feels did not go away with the sentencing of the man responsible for his son’s death.

“We’ve been given a life sentence by this cowardice attack and murder of our son,” John said. “He’ll serve very few short years and he’ll be back out again, and our son is gone forever.”

John says his son was the victim of a deadly “knockout game.”

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