Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Two Men Given One Year in Jail and Six Years Probation
A year in jail and six years on probation. That was the sentence given to two Putnam County men, convicted in the killing their cousin in a barroom fight two years ago. Brian and Dewey Farley had initially been charged with second degree murder in the death of Terry Lee McCloud. But a jury convicted them on the lesser charge of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury. They had applied for judicial diversion -- a form of probation that would have allowed them to avoid jail time, but prosecutors opposed that idea, saying jail time would serve as a deterrent. The brothers will get credit for the time they have already spent behind bars since being convicted in August of this year.