Retract acquital by County Judge William K. Nelson of Michael Aviles
  • Petitioned Velmanette Montgomery District 18 Senate

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Velmanette Montgomery District 18 Senate

Retract acquital by County Judge William K. Nelson of Michael Aviles

    1. Vada Adams
    2. Petition by

      Vada Adams

      black rock, AR

County Judge William K. Nelson acquited Michael Aviles of murder and instead gives him manslaughter for the death of Michelle Aviles, only 5 months old, and was ultimately found to have cracked ribs, a crushed skull, an injured anus, and according to the defendant's own story, was not taken to the hospital for over three hours after the injuries were discovered.

Only the mother and father were in a tiny 20x20 apartment with Michelle at the time of the life threatening injuries. Judge Nelson found Aviles' alibi that he was drunk and oblivious to what happened adequately convincing. The infant also suffered bruising to her feet, hands and fingers, chest and head.

We urge that Judge Nelson's decision be retracted so Michael Aviles and Lissette Capellan can properly go before a suitable judge AND JURY for the death of Michele Aviles with all evidence readily available. When two individuals are alone in a 20x20 space with an infant that suffers that degree of injury resulting in death- someone should be accountable for the actions that took place. A drunken alibi is not sufficient.

 

http://www.lohud.com/article/20120110/NEWS03/301090070/Aviles-convicted-manslaughter-baby-s-death-both-parents-acquitted-murder

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP57cc7fb0b055480fb2a12405c09985c1.html
http://www.rocklandcountytimes.com/?p=914

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    • rachel lea SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      A DRUNKEN ALIBI!!!!! Are you kidding me, their animals an need to be treated as animals, RE-TRIAL IS THE ONLY COURSE OF ACTION, with a judge who has children preferably, this poor little angel suffered disgusting abuse at the hands of the very people who were meant to love and protect her and the best they can come up with is, sorry your honour i was drunk and didnt know what i was doing........ive never heard such a pile of shit in my life, but what really pains me is that the judge actually went for it and lessered his conviction!! horrendous in anyones eyes. This animal deserves to hung by the neck till he dies for what hes done, there are NO excuses for this type of wrong doing and i find myself loosing faith in the judicicial system when i hear of such high ranking people letting these ANIMALS slip through the net! There needs to be new laws passed that state if you murder or even harm a child then its an instant life penalty, thats why this is an never ending problem because the convictions are too soft!! THESE CHILDREN NEED JUSTICE, ALL THIS JUDGE HAS DONE IS SHIT ON THE LITTLE GIRLS MEMORY, DISGUSTING! ! !

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    • Pat Rust LOGANSPORT, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      So now somebody can say they were drunk out of their mind & get away with murder?! This beautiful baby DESERVES justice! These parents need to pay for taking this child's life! She suffered excruciating pain for hours before going to hospital! Manslaughter should not even be an option! They should be tried for murder 1 no plea deals! This baby didn't get to plea for her life! Why should they?

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    • Debra Garcia REDDING, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Just can not allow others to think they could use the excuse of being "drunk" makes it less punishable! Its really SAD!!!

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    • Bonnie fustanio ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      WTF. This is so upsetting. Once again, I feel that judges and anyone with authority feel that children are disposable. Use em, abuse em and just continue on your merry way. I wonder how he would have felt if that was his Grandchild? Do you think he just might have cared a little more. Being drunk is NO alibi/excuse anymore than being on drugs and doing this would be okay. One of the reasons that child abuse is so pervasive is because of decisions like this. This judge is telling people that this child was nothing more than chattel that they can do with as they chose. Perhaps if they had treated a dog like this they may have gotten a stiffer sentence. In NYS if I am drunk and drive with a child in the car I am violating Leandra's law and it is an automatic felony. But hell, what you do to your child in the privacy of your own home is just hunky dory. What a bunch of BS, Now I will go cry and pray for judges to keep in mind that children are human, they have feelings, and when we are old there may be someone who was once a child needed to wipe my and their butts, hopefully that person will do it with caring and compassion.

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    • Valarie Shepherd CHELSEA, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Outraged

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