Clerical error allows man to avoid serving sentence for 17 years
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (FOX44) — A clerical error has prevented a man from serving a 2 year prison sentence for over 17 years. The Attorney General filed a motion today that should correct the error and send him to jail.
Officials tell us that Stanley White pled guilty to Negligent Homicide for causing a crash that killed an 11-month-old infant. On December 11, 1995, he was sentenced to 24-months in prison.
White filed an appeal after the sentence was issued, and he was released from custody on an appeal bond of $50,000. One year later, his conviction was affirmed, which means he should have returned to jail, but he didn’t.
The Attorney General wants to correct this error and put White behind bars to serve out his sentence. A motion was filed to revoke his appeal bond and White is now expected to report to the Ascension Parish Jail.
The Attorney General says he's working to figure out how this happened to make sure people who should be behind bars get there.