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Daniel Pease

A Taney County man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the 2007 death of a disabled man.

Daniel Pease, 29, Hollister had been charged in August of 2007 with second degree murder for the death of 53-year-old John Ingram, Jr., of Hollister. Ingram died of cardiac arrhythmia after he was beaten up at his home in Hollister. Ingram suffered a stroke in 2002 that left him disabled according to family members.

According to the probable cause statement, Pease told authorities that Joshua Brokaw beat Ingram with his hands, knees and feet. Pease told detectives that Brokaw repeatedly kneed and kicked the man in the face while he held him down for an over an hour. Brokaw told police that Pease punched Ingram four or five times in the face while Ingram was sitting on a couch and, stomped his head and face while he was lying on the floor.

Brokaw told police that Pease asked him to help him put Ingram in the trunk of a car to "help get rid of him." Brokaw told cops that they dragged the man outside where his body was found by deputies.

Brokaw pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last May for his part in Ingram's death. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

Pease is facing 4 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 17th in Forsyth.


Unknown said...

This is outrageous! All this fink got was 4 years in jail for killing a disabled man? What is the world coming to??