Teen Sentenced In Good Samaritan's Death

A teenager from Georgia has been sentenced to a year in jail in the death of a customer at a St. Louis-area Starbucks.

Judge Colleen Dolan handed down the sentence Thursday for 19-year-old Aaron Poisson of Cumming, Ga. He pleaded guilty last month to involuntary manslaughter, stealing and leaving the scene of an accident.

At the hearing, Poisson cried as he turned and faced relatives of the victim, telling them he was sorry and that they were in his prayers.

Last March, Poisson stole a tip jar from the counter of a Starbucks, and 54-year-old Roger Kreutz of Creve Coeur went to the parking lot to stop him. Poisson's car accidentally struck Kreutz, killing him.


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  • by reader Location: nc on Mar 9, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    I think this is a sentence that could have been worse than it actually was!
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Mar 9, 2009 at 07:03 AM
    I miss Roy Bean...
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Mar 9, 2009 at 03:05 AM
    I believe the judge did good! People who actually who do worse crimes than this and get off. My heart goes out to the family of the good samaratian!
  • by jj Location: home on Mar 8, 2009 at 08:05 PM
    I think the kid's dad is a lawyer
  • by NC LEO on Mar 8, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    How in the world did this guy only get a year?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2009 at 10:01 PM
    Next, we will be paying these criminals for committing crimes. Lawyers and judges are bad for America.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Mar 7, 2009 at 06:10 PM
    How inconvenient for this poor young man, who just stole money from this business, to have accidentally run over someone trying to stop him. Yes, it's just a terribly unfortunate accident I'm sure. Great call your Honor.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Mar 7, 2009 at 03:01 PM
    ....and he only got a year? What kind of B.S. is that?
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