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Perry County man sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Update, 7/11/13:

A Perry County man will spend 10 years in prison for killing another man in 2011.

Timothy Ryan Sizemore struck a plea deal in June to spend one decade in prison.

Chief Regional Circuit Judge John David Caudill of Floyd County, who acted as special judge in this case, accepted the plea deal.

Sizemore was originally charged with murder, but agreed to plead guilty in June to a lesser charge of first degree manslaughter.

Sizemore admitted to gunning down Samuel Louive, 31, outside a house on Baker Street in Combs in November 2011.

"We feel that this is an appropriate disposition in the case based on all the facts and circumstances," Sizemore's attorney, Gerald Teaster, said. "This is the agreement we wanted to enter and we feel everything is appropriate."

Louive's brother, Jason Begley, told us in an interview on June 19 he was not satisfied with Sizemore's deal.

"I couldn't believe it," Begley said. "It blew my mind. 10 years? He shot my brother 17 times in cold blood. It was just wrong. There is no justice with that."

Sizemore is not eligible for parole.

Special prosecutor Parker Boggs refused to comment on the case.

Story from 6/19/13:

Family members of a murdered Perry County man are concerned the man who admitted to the killing will receive a light sentence.

Samuel Louive, 31, was shot to death in November 2011 outside a home on Baker Street in Combs.

"He was the only little brother I had," said Louive's sister-in-law, Karen Begley. "Even though he wasn't my brother, he was still my little brother. And that just wasn't right. It ain't right."

Timothy Ryan Sizemore, 29, was originally charged with murder.

Last week Sizemore struck a plea deal where he agreed to plea guilty to first degree manslaughter, a lesser charge. In exchange, Sizemore would spend 10 years in prison.

"I couldn't believe it," said Louive's brother, Jason Begley. "It blew my mind. Ten years? He shot my brother 17 times in cold blood. It was just wrong. There is no justice with that."

Louive's stepdaughter, Destiny Turner, said, "I had to have therapy and I couldn't stay at my house for a month because it happened on my porch."

Sizemore is scheduled for sentencing on July 11th.

A judge will decide whether to accept the plea deal.

Special prosecutor Parker Boggs did not want to comment.

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