Man sentenced to 10 years in mutilation death of woman

The 67-year-old defendant told police he had been with victim all evening, drinking and smoking crack.
TNS Regional News
Jun 10, 2013

 

A Toledo man was found guilty today of involuntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of a West Toledo woman earlier this year.

James Millard Day, 67, of 2519 Auburn Ave., pleaded no contest to the charge before Lucas County Common Pleas Judge James Bates, who then sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

Joan Watson, 49, was found inside her West Sylvania Avenue apartment Jan. 13 with her throat slit and her left breast amputated. Louis Kountouris, an assistant Lucas County prosecutor, told the court Day was at the apartment when Ms. Watson was found. He told police he had been with her all evening drinking and smoking crack.

Mr. Kountouris said Day did not admit to killing her. He said that Day did tell police he may have mutilated her body but then retracted that statement.

Day was convicted in 1975 to an eerily similar crime in which a woman was found stabbed in her apartment. He served three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in that case, and he was later imprisoned for seven years on unrelated rape charges.

His plea in the more recent case came at a hearing planned for taking a deposition from Dr. Cynthia Beisser, a deputy Lucas County coroner who conducted the autopsy on Ms. Watson. Dr. Beisser was expected to be unavailable when Day went to trial June 25.

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Comments

SLIM..W

Wtf is this guy.?? Why such short sentences for these sevier crimes??? I just do not understand this ... please someone explain this!!!???!!!! It's mind bottling!!!!! JUST WOW!!!

truckin

DRUGS... if you do drugs our society has deemed the drug the demon and the user the victim.. Atleast that almost always seems the case. Or?? maybe a society which rewards the failures and punishes the successful..either way you get the point.

SLIM..W

And how does a crackhead live to be so old?? I knew an older gentleman who smoked nothing drank no alcohol was a strong link in his church and died an early death.

Centauri

"James Millard Day, 67, of 2519 Auburn Ave., pleaded no contest to the charge before Lucas County Common Pleas Judge James Bates, who then sentenced him to 10 years in prison."

Only 10 years for murder and cutting off the victim's breast?

"Day was convicted in 1975 to an eerily similar crime in which a woman was found stabbed in her apartment. He served three years in prison"

Only 3 years for a murder?

"he was later imprisoned for seven years on unrelated rape charges."
2 murders and a rape. What is wrong with Ohio's judicial when a murderer and rapist gets less time than an honest disbarred attorney political activist who tried to expose the corruption in Ohio? Call an old judge unfit to be a judge and the powers that be throw the political activist into prison for 8 years.

Elsebeth Baumgartner sent to prison on 05/16/2008 and release date is scheduled for 04/24/2016. Killers and rapists get much less time in corrupt Ohio.

http://www.drc.state.oh.us/Offen...

irish6476

this guy needs to be put away for life before he finds another victim that he "involuntary" kills her too while smoking crack!! really!