I heard about this two weeks ago. Last week I received the official notification via US Mail. Needless to say, I am both appalled and outraged at this convict’s attitude to the damage he caused and his feeling that his punishment is not appropriate.
Austin Vantrease, through the representation of his attorney, Lance Rollo, has filed a motion before the court to change the venue of where he is locked-up. It seems he is not too keen on serving his time in a West Virginia Penitentiary. His preference is to do this at the much easier Anthony Correctional Center.
Obviously, I am opposed. The Prosecuting Office is as well. Let’s face it, based on the aggravated nature of Vantrease’s (and May’s) conduct that led to the life-altering (and, perhaps, life-ending) injuries to Ryan even prison in not punishment enough.
How dare he contend that the State of West Virginia did not sentence him appropriately! Seriously, does anyone realize just how careful courts are to not only convict, but impose sentencing?
The hearing, if not immediately dismissed, will take place on May 16, 2011 at 1:00pm at the Morgantown Courthouse on high street. Judge Clawges will preside.