Tuesday, December 04, 2012

18 Years for Fatal Punch

  • DULUTH, Minn. - A man convicted of fatally punching a man outside a bar in St. Louis County has been sentenced to a maximum 18 years in prison.

    Paul Welle knocked Dale Anderson onto a concrete slab outside the Powerhouse Bar in Proctor last November. Testimony at trial indicated Anderson was trying to protect a woman from Welle's unwanted advances.

    A jury in September found the 33-year-old Elk River man guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. The Duluth News Tribune reports Welle ran from the scene of the crime, then told investigators Anderson attacked him first and that he was defending himself.
Sentencing guidelines aren't nearly as strict here, plus there's the entire corrupt Cook County system working in Venecko's favor. Still, it'd be nice to see him do some time.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was truly one punch that circumstance dictated the kid land on his head and end up dead I don't think second degree murder is an appropriate charge. The only reason I want to see Vanecko swing is because of his family and Daly. If the douche bag that Mette smacked had died , it would be the same thing. The lack of prosecution with Vanecko was political. The aggressive prosecution of Mette was political. When the law is applied equally (one punch ending in death) I think we can all agree, happenstance should not be a consideration with respect to charging or sentencing.

12/04/2012 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...plus there's the entire corrupt Cook County system working in Venecko's favor.

So does Mr and Mrs tax payer foot the bill to bring him back from California?

12/04/2012 06:30:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Hidee Ho There!

12/04/2012 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the offender in this case isnt a member of the royal family...

12/04/2012 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

were there wintesses saying the dead guy started it? Like the Vanecko case?

12/04/2012 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey....vanecko take notice,I truly believe your next.Even with the coruppt cook county system there is too much heat on this one.

12/04/2012 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone dies,someone has to pay,maybe not as severe as a premeditated situation,but certainly those who conspired and were complicit in the charging or investigation or lack thereof, should also pay!

12/04/2012 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."

R.J. don't drop the soap.

12/04/2012 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Well I'm sure the G is sitting in the shadows seeing whose calling who... maybe we can flush the toilet again....it's been way too long since the last time, think we’re all getting use to the stink.

12/04/2012 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at Frugoli 8 yrs ?

12/04/2012 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You punch someone they die, jail time. Sorry for your loss of the good life but someone died and it is time to pay for that. 2-5 is not even a good discussion.

12/04/2012 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see a venue change, move it down to remote county.
In Cook Co, it would be extreme if Vanecko does 18 days.
CrackerJack CCSA prosecutors will botch the case.
What the defense needs is a heartbreaking Daley Family tradgedy headline to save his ass.

12/04/2012 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanecko will do no time..Anyone thinking he will is in fairyland. Koschmans mother has already said she doesnt want him in jail..Id bet she was paid handsomely!

12/05/2012 08:22:00 PM  

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