A decide in Ohio on Tuesday handed down the utmost doable sentence to the boyfriend of Brittany Gosney for aiding the convicted killer in disposing of her 6-year-old son’s physique by throwing his corpse off a bridge into the Ohio River.
James Robert Hutchinson’s stays have nonetheless not been recovered.
Butler County Widespread Pleas Courtroom Decide Noah Powers II sentenced 42-year-old James Hamilton to serve 15 to 19 years in jail for his position within the brutal homicide and botched cowl up within the dying of Hutchinson. Hamilton may even be required to register as a violent offender and a baby sufferer offender upon his launch from jail.
Hamilton pleaded responsible in August to 1 depend every of kidnapping and gross abuse of a corpse. He additionally admitted to 2 counts of kid endangering for serving to the 29-year-old Gosney in her try to cowl up the homicide of Hutchinson, the youngest of her three youngsters.
Decide Powers described Hamilton’s actions as “despicable,” saying he had “a tough time even conceiving how somebody might do one thing like this.”
Kathryn Lundy, an in depth good friend of Hutchinson’s father, learn a sufferer influence assertion throughout Tuesday’s continuing.
“The unspeakable crime can’t be forgiven nor will it ever be forgiven. Do you, James Hamilton, what you single-handedly took away from us?” she mentioned. “The Ohio River is now an enormous unmarked grave that nobody can go to.”
Hamilton appeared impassive and saved his eyes fastened on the ground in entrance of him as Lundy addressed him instantly.
“We hope that his identify and his contagious smile hang-out you for the remainder of the life,” she mentioned, including, “We pray that the years behind bars can be as darkish as your soul.”
Hamilton addressed the courtroom and mentioned he was “terribly sorry about what occurred to all three youngsters.”
“I didn’t really feel like I might intrude together with her parenting, but when I might return and do all of it once more I might,” he mentioned. “I used to be not concerned in [Hutchinson’s] dying however I did inform police every part I knew.”
As previously reported by Legislation&Crime, prosecutors declare that on Feb. 27 at roughly 3:00 a.m., Gosney drove her children to a parking on the Rush Run Wildlife Protect in Preble County, the place she tried to desert them. That they had allegedly been hog-tied for a number of hours when she unloaded them and commenced to drive away.
However earlier than Gosney might put any distance between herself and the kids, 6-year-old James allegedly freed himself from the restraints and grabbed the door deal with of the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, holding on as Gosney sped away.
“Brittany slammed the gasoline making an attempt to depart the youngsters and [dragged] Hutchinson presumably working him over,” courtroom paperwork acknowledged. “Brittany turned the automobile round to test on Hutchinson and he was lifeless.”
Gosney allegedly informed investigators that after she found her son James was lifeless, she and Hamilton introduced her two residing youngsters and James’ physique again to her dwelling. There, she and Hamilton put the lifeless boy’s stays in a spare room and saved them there for a couple of day. Gosney and Hamilton then allegedly introduced the 6-year-old’s stays again into the automobile, drove to a bridge close to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and tossed the stays over the facet into the Ohio River.
Gosney pleaded responsible to Hutchinson’s homicide in August and was sentenced in September to serve 21 years to life behind bars.
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