Man will get probation for stabbing in 2017 in Charleston | Crime and courts
Coles County State Lawyer Jesse Danley mentioned he did not assume Bickcom’s actions had been in self-defense, however there have been circumstances that led him to just accept a probation sentence.
Witnesses mentioned the brawl happened, though there have been accounts that the opposite man was on high of Bickcom and hit him when the stabbing happened, Danley mentioned.
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Some witnesses additionally mentioned the opposite man used racist slurs in the direction of Bickcom, who’s Black, Danley added. The conviction and sentence was the perfect consequence for the case, he mentioned.
Lawyer Kevin Geisler, who represented Bickcom, was not out there to touch upon the case.
The reimbursement of medical bills that was a part of Bickcom’s probationary circumstances amounted to simply over $ 6,000. His recommendation will embrace therapy particularly aimed toward anger administration.
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The circumstances of probation additionally supplied for no contact with the opposite man and about 5.5 months of imprisonment which had been suspended. Which means Bickcom will not should serve a jail sentence now, however some or all of that sentence could possibly be imposed later as a sanction for violation.
Circuit choose Mitchell Shick sentenced Bickcom on the premise of the phrases of the deal advisable by Danley and Geisler.