FORMER DEPUTY SENTENCED TO JAIL TIME WISN.com
May 28, 2009
[Excerpt] A former Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy will spend 20 years in prison for shooting his girlfriend and a 12-year-old girl. Thomas Hutchins pled no contest to shooting the woman in the face during an argument at her Northside Milwaukee condo in December. She ran to a neighbor's house, where Hutchins fired through the door, shooting a 12-year-old inside... [Full article here]
FORMER SHERIFF'S DEPUTY SENTENCED IN SHOOTINGS
May 28, 2009
[Excerpts] ...Thomas Hutchins, 40, had pleaded no contest to two charges of first degree reckless injury and one count of endangering safety through the use of a dangerous weapon in January. According to a criminal complaint, Hutchins and his then-girlfriend Petria Dent got into a violent argument... When she threatened to call police, Hutchins shot her in the face and then followed her as she ran to her neighbor's home. When Dent locked the front door behind her, Hutchins fired several shots. Three bullets struck a young girl in the leg and hand. "It's only pure luck that he's not facing two counts of reckless homicide," said Deputy District Attorney Patrick Kenney. Dent has undergone five surgeries since the incident, and the girl still has heavy scars. She and several of her siblings who were home at the time of the incident are still in therapy. [Full article here]
FORMER DEPUTY SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR SHOOTING THAT INJURED TWO
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Marie Rohde
May. 28, 2009
[Excerpts] ...Milwaukee County Circuit Judge David Borowski sentenced Hutchins to 10 years in prison and five years of extended supervision on each of the injury counts to be served consecutively, and two years in prison followed by two years of extended supervision to be served concurrently on the third count. According to records and testimony, Hutchins went to the home of his girlfriend, Petria Dent, 32, with a gift for their child just before Christmas. The couple soon argued; he said it was over Dent spanking the girl. Dent said he slapped her and that she defended herself by striking him with a candlestick. Hutchins denied slapping her, saying her attack was unprovoked, and he shot her out of fear for his safety. He also said she had threatened to call the police, and he feared his job would be endangered... Hutchins' attorney, Bridget Boyle, said Hutchins fired several shots at the door lock because he wanted to see if Dent was all right. Dent, who was in the courtroom gallery responded loudly: "He shot me in the face! What does she mean he wanted to see if I was OK?"... [Deputy District Attorney Patrick] Kenney noted that Dent's two children were in the home when she was shot, as were several other children in her care. There were a number of people in the second home as well. All the children are receiving therapy and are still fearful... [Full article here]
- [WI] Deputy Hutchins, who shot his girlfriend & 12 year old neighbor who helped her, has a violent history - ...MARY HUTCHINS CLAIMED THAT HER EX-HUSBAND HAD THREATENED HER FOR FOUR YEARS AND SAID HE'D MAKE HER SEE HER MOTHER, WHO DIED IN 2004...."DEPUTY THOMAS HUTCHINS THREATENED TO TAKE MY LIFE... HE DOESN'T CARE, HE WILL KILL ME"... HE EVEN RIPPED THE PHONE OUT OF THE WALL..."YOU TAKE MY JOB, I'LL TAKE YOUR LIFE"... THEN HE POINTED HIS GLOCK HANDGUN AT HER AND STATED, "YOU TAKE MY JOB, I'LL TAKE YOUR LIFE," ACCORDING TO THE COMPLAINT. HE FIRED TWICE, THE COMPLAINT SAYS. SHE FELT PAIN IN HER FACE AND RAN...
- [WI] Shot in the face, Deputy Hutchins' girlfriend leaps from window, before 12 year Karess Patton also shot - ...The girlfriend -- still trying to flee the deputy -- jumped out of an upstairs window to the pavement below and continued to run through a number of yards before getting help from another neighbor...
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