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Samuri sword killer sentenced


    Joseph Mika Addis, 18, the boy charged with killing his step-father with a Samurai-style sword during an argument at a  Preserve at Sharp Mountain home in November of 2012, was sentenced in a Pickens juvenile court last week to serve a maximum of two years at a state facility.
    The sentence was handed out by visiting Judge Frank Fulford and places Addis in the hands of the Department of Juvenile Justice for a period of 34 months. Addis – who was 16 when the crime was committed - may be released after 12 months and placed on intensive supervision for the reminder of his sentence if he completes education goals created by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
     Pick up the print and online editions for comments from the district attorney and family of the victim.


Kandice H
0 #11 Kandice H 2014-04-28 19:47
Marcie, You forget some of us know you in real life. [Section deleted by editor]The DV was two sided. Even your own son admitted that Chris didn't touch him and [Section deleted by editor]
Barbara Morgan
-1 #12 Barbara Morgan 2014-04-28 19:49
Christopher Todd Allen was murdered and nothing anyone says can convince me believe his murder was justified. Abuse or not, Chris did not deserve to die. [Section deleted by editor] The justice system has failed. I will make it my mission to get laws changed in this state to avoid another family having to endure this same injustice. [Section deleted by editor] and is "at peace with it". Too bad I can't say the same for the true loved ones he left behind.
Andy Allen
-1 #13 Andy Allen 2014-04-28 23:40
I gotcha editor.
The government in Pickens Co set out to social engineer an outcome in hopes to rehabilitate. Doing so, they actually let down everyone. The victim , civilians, and even Joseph are all effected negatively . 3 words comes to the detonation of this case
1. Corruption
2. Injustice
3. Non accountability

Chris's short life can give us understanding . One thing is people will take your life over the television volume. Last week governor Deal signed into law a important self defense gun carrying right. Don't take life so lightly, get your permit, carry your weapon. It might just save you!
pinto colvig
+1 #14 pinto colvig 2014-04-29 15:24
'self defense'??? give me a break. that law was created for insecure, weak little men who have never faced a threat in their lives but are convinced they have to look big and tough in front of other weak little men by displaying a gun everywhere they go. and for the gun industry and NRA who funded the politicians who wrote, approved and signed the law...
0 #15 Curious 2014-05-01 19:08
I would like to see the District Attorney's comments on this case
[Editor's Note: Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee's comments on this case can be found in the April 24, 2014 edition of the Progress. You can come by the office and purchase a back copy or you can subscribe to our e-edition at this link --- --- and search the archives.]

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