Man charged in father-in-law's death

Argument errupts after grandfather comes to pick up child at suspect's home.
TNS Regional News
May 11, 2013


A Delaware County man was indicted today in connection with an assault that led to the death of his father-in-law.

Feral Junior O’Quin, 46, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the death of Rickey Votaw, 65, of Ashley.

Votaw died on Jan. 14, five days after authorities say he and O’Quin argued while Votaw was picking up his granddaughter at O’Quin’s home on Penn Road near Ostrander.

O’Quin is charged with pushing down his father-in-law and kicking him, according to Prosecutor Carol O’Brien.

The coroner ruled that Votaw died from blunt-force impact to the head.

Involuntary manslaughter is a first-degree felony carrying 3 to 11 years in prison. Felonious assault is a second-degree felony punishable by 2 to 8 years in prison.


By Randy Ludlow - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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This is infuriating! You can kill someone and only face a maximum of 11 yrs in jail? No wonder there is so much ugliness in this country.


yeah, that's ridiculous. he kills a man and maximum sentence is 11 years. wow