Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fayette schools custodian helper is found guilty of manslaughter

Jury recommends maximum 20 years
for first-degree manslaughter

This from the Herald-Leader:

A Fayette Circuit Court jury on Tuesday found Brian Allen McGuire guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the death of Jose Daniel "Danny" Donato, a fellow custodian helper at Lexington's Leestown Middle School.

McGuire also was found guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

The jury recommended the maximum sentence — 20 years in prison for manslaughter and five years for the weapon possession. Jurors recommended the sentences be served concurrently. McGuire would have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole. Formal sentencing was scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 10 before Judge Kimberly Bunnell.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, we will never hear what the testimony of Stu Silberman was. It was given in private. Could a jurist explain how that was accomplished?