Just one week!
This is when violent felon, Austin Vantrease (of Newark, Delaware), could realistically be granted parole and released back into society. His total time in prison for beating my son into oblivion for life? Four years. There’s no way this would be fair and just by any measure.
Really, it just makes me sick to know he will ever get out at all, let alone in a mere seven days… possibly.
It seems to me that Vantrease is right where he belongs. Securely locked-up in a West Virginia state penitentiary. Removed from a society that wants nothing to do with him. Yes, here is there for good reason. He kicked an unresponsive and defenseless man in the head with such force as to cause permanent and irreversible traumatic brain damage.
Austin Vantrease, criminally convicted of felonious Malicious Assault, is currently imprisoned at the St. Mary’s Correctional Center for the incarceration of felons who have been convicted of severe crimes against man…”
Since that tragic night on November 7, 2009, he has given no reason for anyone to show mercy. Not me. Not you. Certainly not Ryan. Austin Vantrease hid behind a dumpster (with co-attacker Jonathan Matthew May) and watched my son cling to life on a cold, gravel parking lot. He ran and hid from police as the came on the scene. He slithered off the next day, never stepping forward. He laid low back in his hometown of Newark, Delaware and the Morgantown police had to conduct a manhunt to find him.
Then he is able to post $75,000 bail (which was returned to him upon his appearance at trial), but somehow can’t seem to do so to pay his court-ordered restitution. Even worse, Vantrease thought he was entitled to the full value of all donations made to Ryan to offset any civil judgement. It kid you not, he actually filed this motion (i.e., claiming the collateral source rule) in Federal Court , but it was denied. What a scumbag move!
Let’s face it, he has shown Ryan no mercy. Not on the night of the attack. Not now. He kicked a man when he was down. Deplorable even among low-life thugs, it is.
Yeah, I really just don’t like him.