Vantrease Wants Easier Sentence
Austin Vantrease, who was convicted of malicious assault (felony), is asking the court to reconsider his sentence. The hearing takes place tomorrow afternoon, Monday, May 16th. Vantrease was sentenced to the maximum of two – ten years in a West Virginia State prison. Vantrease has served roughly 10 months to date.
In preparation for this hearing, Vantrease was transferred back to the North Central Regional Jail on May 12th. He will appear before Judge Russell Clawges in Morgantown, WV. I’m sure I’ll have much to say on this tomorrow. No matter the outcome. I simply can not imagine his sentence being modified based on his horrific and life-altering actions but stranger things have happened, I suppose. For now, it’s best to remain as clam as I possibly can. I’ll try not to think about it too much.
Twitter and FaceBook
- Remember, if you have a Twitter account you can now follow us at RyansRally. At present, 62 people have opted to do this.
I was not at all surprised to see it was mostly the younger people who were the first to join. They are just so great with technology. It’s second nature to them.
As for FaceBook, our original group on Come Together for Ryan Diviney has become too large to remain a “group” and retain all the functionality enjoyed in the past. FaceBook will archive our group soon (they haven’t told me an exact date, nor does it appear they will). In typical FaceBook fashion, they really don’t care what the users want.
I have set-up a FaceBook community “fan” page on Ryan’s Rally: We Got This. It’s extremely easy to join. Just go to the link and click “Like”. Done!