A former East Point police officer was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for murder and another was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the death of a man who died after he was repeatedly tased.Tasers have been sold, all along, as less-than-lethal self-defense tools. They weren't designed to be used for torturing people.
Fulton Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk was obligated to sentence former East Point Police Department Sgt. Marcus Eberhart to life after he was convicted Friday of murdering Gregory Towns in April 2014. But the judge had latitude in deciding the punishment for former police Cpl. Howard Weems, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and violation of an oath by a public officer.
The family isn't happy with the sentence for the one jerkoff convicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, among other beefs. Apparently the max for involuntary manslaughter in Georgia is ten years, and since those cops essentially tortured Mr. Towns into a grave, eighteen months does seem a bit light.