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Honey files for modification of executed sentence

Thursday, August 6, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- A Fillmore man convicted July 23 of Class D felony neglect of a dependent has filed for a modification of his executed sentence.

Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley sentenced William R. Honey, 31, to two years with three months executed at the Putnam County Jail and 21 months suspended.

Under the terms of a plea agreement, a charge of Class A felony child molesting and two Class C felony counts of child molesting against Honey were dismissed.

Honey could have been sentenced to a maximum of three years.

He was arrested on Feb. 25, 2008 and pled not guilty to all charges at his initial hearing. He was released from jail after he posted 10 percent of a $20,000 bond plus $20,000 surety.


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Does anyone have a problem with this story....convicted of neglect of a dependent, child molesting dismissed. Sounds like he will do no time.

-- Posted by whodouthinkur on Thu, Aug 6, 2009, at 12:16 PM

I do. I have a problem with it even being published to begin with. He is innocent can't you see or else they would not have dropped the charges.Define neglect. Spanking your child(NOT) or leaving your child in the care where a known child molester is living. They have charged the wrong person! I wish this family would be left alone and allowed to get their life and privacy they deserve back.

-- Posted by Carmom832 on Thu, Aug 6, 2009, at 2:42 PM

Does anyone else get tired of this newspaper printing the same stupid junk all the time? Are they out to ruin as many lives as possible? How about if we investigate the use of Child services by exes to get revenge? Is there a record kept somewhere that it gets recorded when an ex wife goes in and makes up a story and has an innocent man's life dragged through the mud just so she can get revenge? I bet Jamie could get a whopper of a story there. And then there is the irony about the same ex putting her own child in the same house as a child molester at the same time she is spreading lies about her ex. This is getting soooooo old!!!!!

-- Posted by guesswhonow on Thu, Aug 6, 2009, at 3:46 PM

Wow! This newspaper must be having an absolutely slow news day. The sentence that was handed down to this man was given on the 23rd of July, then the modification was requested on the same day verbally to the Judge (backed by the Prosecuting Attorney's Office). The modification was then Filed with the Clerk on the 30th of July and again without dispute from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office was modified and signed by the Judge on the 31st of July. Now, here it is the 6th of August and we read of this.

As I sat in the Courtroom and actually listened to the testimony that was given by not only Mr. Honey, but, his wife, his ex-wife(whom all this apparently started from), the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. Honey's Attorney, and a Probation Officer, I never heard anything that remotely sounded of Child Molesting, or Neglect for that matter. I heard testimony of a man who got into trouble as a younger man with an auto theft and some other minor things; all of which he had testified to pleading guilty to upon arraignment NOT waiting for a plea bargain down the line to just get the least he can get like so many who break the law. I heard testimony of a man who switched jobs recently because his boss was stealing from him and as a result has gotten behind on his Child Support obligation by four weeks but was current up until then. I never heard testimony that actually would suggest any wrong doing on Mr. Honey's part,but to the contrary. What I saw after all the testimony was given was a very bewildered and what appeared to be a disappointed Judge in what was going on in his court.

Now, I am just a simple person but it would seem to me that if something of this magnitude had truely occurred that maybe a prosecuting attorney would have had the children services officer and police officer who "investigated" or even the "victim" give an impact statement even if it is for "neglect" and not rely on a hearsay statement by the ex-wife or try to pick on the current wife.

-- Posted by ec on Thu, Aug 6, 2009, at 6:16 PM

I just want to thank everyone for their support of our family as we have been going through this awful time the past 2 years.

I want to say Well Said to ec... If the prosecutor really thought that William had done it, why wouldn't he have had William's younger daughter taken out of his care? they didn't because they know that he didn't do what he has been accused of. They just want the money that comes with a person fighting for their freedom.

And the Procecuting Attorneys that admitted to not having evidence, but when asked why they were pushing it by Mr Honey's attorney they replied "it's election year". Our family could write a book about all the suffering we have done over the past 2 years for a lie brought on by an ex wife that finally got engaged with the man she has 2 kids with and has lived with for 9 1/2 years! The lie was told the next day! Coincedence? NO!

William is a good man. everyone that reads what Ms Jamie writes automatically thinks - oh boy it was his ex wasn't it? Because they know Will would NEVER do such a thing! He took the plea of neglect, only because he wanted to save his family. he wishes now that he would have brought it to trial and been aquitted, but again the procecuters and the judge had him convinced that if he took it to trial, Putnam County Jurys see the paper and automatically think he's guilty. So he would have been convicted because of this paper, (70 years!) even though he has 6 inches of paper (edivence) and folders that proves his innocence!!

whodouthinkur - see you read the story and automatically thought that he was guilty didn't u? just like a Putnam County jury. He made the right decision, the judge and procecutor just didn't. when he signed the plea it was suposed to immediately go down to an A mistemeanor, but the procecutor said - you minunderstood. His lawyer had him convinced that he would serve no jail time so he signed it. We know that didn't happen. and now the judge said that he can come back in 1 year and get it knocked down to the A mistemeanor. Why not now? Money.

But the procecutors, judges, lawyers all get to go home to their families every night. they don't have to worry about thinking of their daughter everyday wishing we could just say hi. We haven't said a word to her since Feb 10th 2008. Going through holidays without her like she doesn't even exist. Seeing her at wal-mart or the Girl Scouts and her sister not being able to even say hi to her. (the judge said in the beginning if she talked with her, He would go to jail to await trial! because you'd better believe that her mom would have reported it, she is evil that way!) How do you think our daughter has made it? Only God knows. God is the one who has gotten us through all this.

Now, with all this pretty much over, we still have some to go through until Christmas. Every Friday me and our daughter have to say goodbye for a couple of days to him cause for something he didn't do and the Judge and prosecuter knows this, he is serving weekends until Christmas. Life is unfair sometimes, and I believe in Karma. Our family and friends are near if we need anything and we are blessed with a strong new church family. (too many Memories)

So, that is the short story of our life the past 2 years along with ec's comment. I wish we can just make it all go away...but we can't.

Again, I want to thank everyone for their support of our family through this. (in the courhouse the day of sentencing, there were 20 people there for Will and only 1 for the ex. Lots of support for someone innocent!) the prosecutor even commented. and his lawyer said nope not a lot of testimony, just support! Thank you all!! We are so blessed to have wonderful friends and family.

-- Posted by luv2bmom2001 on Fri, Aug 7, 2009, at 8:00 AM

I am so sorry that this great family has to suffer through this, my prayers are with you all!!

-- Posted by THxGC on Fri, Aug 7, 2009, at 9:56 AM

ec,

luv2bmom2001,

I guess in your eyes the system doesn't work , or maybe you have shutters on

-- Posted by Sand mann on Tue, Aug 11, 2009, at 7:51 AM

IF HE WAS SO INNOCENT WHY DID HE TAKE THE PLEA AGREEMENT ..HE SHOULD HAVE FOUGHT FOR HIS INNOCENCE. THAT MAKES HIM GUILTY IN MY EYES.. IF THERE WERE SO MUCH PAPER WORK THAT PROVED HE WAS INNOCENT . WHY WASN'T IT DROPPED? BECAUSE HE WANTS TO BLAME EVERYONE ELSE, IS WHY.. STOP BRINGING GOD INTO THIS THAT IS THE FIRST THING A GUILTY PERSON DOES IS TURN TO GOD. TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK GOOD. WHAT DOES GETTING ENGAGED TO SOMEONE HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ALL THIS?? HUH?? NOTHING.. JUST FISHING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME.. WHY WASN'T IT TOLD ABOUT ALL THE OTHER TROUBLE HE HAS BEEN IN? KIDNAPPING? DRUGS? THEFT? GEZZZZ, ITS A LONG LIST.. LET THE CHILD BE.. SHE HAS TO HAVE A LIFE AND START FORGETTING ALL THE PAST.. YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT YOURSELF AND THAT ISN'T CHRISTIAN LIKE..

-- Posted by sheder on Tue, Aug 11, 2009, at 9:29 PM

IN THE COURT ROOM THAT DAY THERE WERE SEVERAL NOSEY PEOPLE THERE.. HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL.. OR TAKEN WHERE LOW LIFES GO.. TO THE DUMP... GET SMART PEOPLE HE DID IT.. HE'LL GET CAUGHT SOMEDAY. THEN EAT CROW MOM OF 3

-- Posted by sheder on Tue, Aug 11, 2009, at 9:54 PM

If this man was really guilty then the MOM should have fought for her little girl's rights. Why didn't she? Because it did NOT happen.

-- Posted by guesswhonow on Thu, Aug 13, 2009, at 6:37 PM

How about if the ex stops typing lies and starts protecting her daughter. If something really happened she would be in that courtroom making sure JUSTICE was served!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not just badmouthing people she doesn't like.

-- Posted by guesswhonow on Thu, Aug 13, 2009, at 6:49 PM

Once again no one seems to respond to why if he was such an innocent man did he take a plea bargain to avoid going to court? Once again the victim and her family are being accused of being the bad guy. When should the victim be the person who has to defend themselves. Something is VERY WRONG HERE.

Also this is not the ex this is a person who has worked for the legal system before and I know all about plea bargains I am not stupid. Only guilty people take this easy way out. With his past criminal history the judge would have probably given him a pretty stiff sentence. Judges don't care to see repeat customers.

-- Posted by goarmy on Thu, Aug 13, 2009, at 9:53 PM

I agree he should not have taken the plea bargain. He should have fought. I told them that, but they chose the plea. Still, I think the ex has made all this up, she has not said one thing in court about him not getting to go to trial(never showed up until the sentencing), she has continually typed false statements in these comment sections, and the prosecutor agreed that the child could not say anything had been done except she did not get her way. The ex is a bitter and angry woman.

-- Posted by guesswhonow on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 3:39 PM

It was his choice to take the plea so let him respond to why he took the plea if he was innocent.

Really I am so sick and tired of you people saying this is the ex this is not the ex. Just a citizen who is sick and tired of guilty people getting off so easy. If he went to court then the jury could of decided if he was guilty or not. But I am sure that he knew he was guilty and did not want to take his chances in court.

If it was me and I was innocent I would have fought until the bitter end. Its easy to defend him but he made the choice to take the plea deal no one forced him to take it.

-- Posted by goarmy on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 9:35 PM

If the ex was innocent then why did she say all those false things in BOLD type below??? Why did she allow the plea to be taken when her daughter supposedely needed JUSTICE??

There is an explanation as to why the plea was taken 9 comments down. I have been with these people and have heard the evidence, have you?

-- Posted by guesswhonow on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 11:33 AM

The bottom line is you are assuming the ex wrote the comments typed in bold print. We all know what they say about assuming things.

But getting back to the real point and that is you only plea bargain when you are guilty. No one says well I am innocent so I will plea bargain. It simply makes no sense to plea bargain unless you are guilty. An innocent man would never take a plea bargain because its something you get to live with your entire life. Why did he waste money and hire an attorney and then turn around and just take a plea bargain if he was so innocent? A public defender could have done this for free. I am betting even his attorney knows he is guilty so this is why he was probably advised by his attorney to plea bargain. Normally you hire a attorney to defend yourself but taking a plea is certainly not defending yourself. Its just saying I am guilty so I will just plea bargain and take the lesser offense and walk away from this a free man.

-- Posted by goarmy on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 9:47 PM

goarmy -

his attorney was a public defender and she knows he is innocent.

-- Posted by ec on Thu, Aug 20, 2009, at 6:45 AM

There are only two people in this whole state who would take the time in bold print to make up all those false statements and put them here in the comment section, the ex or her mother.

If you would read the statements below you would see why the plea was taken and understand instead of kicking a dead cow. Unless of course you are one of the two who seem to have nothing to do but accuse someone whose only crime was to have divorced someone who has no scruples.

As for an attorney, he could not afford to hire one so his lawyer was a public defender.

-- Posted by guesswhonow on Thu, Aug 20, 2009, at 8:35 AM


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