- Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex
- United States of America
This Petition is to help Jimmy Sluder get out of prison. He has been there for many years and wants desperately to come home and have a life again.
My Father Jimmy Sluder admits he's guilty, but not for what he's serving time for. In 1987 Sluder was tried for vehicular homicide but was sentenced for second degree murder. That happened because a new law was coming into effect during the trial and the judge wrongfully instructed the jury to use the laws rather than the ones at the time when it was commited. Sluder was drinking and driving when he swerved to advoid a head on collision 16 yrs ago. After he swerved his car jumped the curb and crashed through the corner of the house. Two boys on the other side of the house was not visible, and one died when his car came through the corner. Randy Nichols then sentenced Sluder to 50 years in prison. Sluder, now 38, has served 16 years of his 50. Was Jimmy Sluder guilty of murder?