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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    OH - Benjamin White for near-fatal stabbing of 13yo girl, Indian Hill, 2003

    The parents of a teenager who stabbed a 13-year-old girl must bear most of the responsibility, jurors decided as they awarded $10 million to the injured victim and her family.

    Lance and Diane White share 70 percent of the blame for the 2003 attack on Casey Hilmer, the Hamilton County jury found Friday. Their son Benjamin, who was 17 at the time, bears the rest.

    "It sends a message to parents that even if the child is 11 days shy of 18 years old, a parent is liable for the supervision and control of their children and what they entrust them with," said attorney Stanley Chesley, who represented the Hilmer family.

    Benjamin White had grabbed Casey as she was jogging in suburban Indian Hills, dragged her to a wooded area and stabbed her in the face and neck.

    Attorneys for the Hilmers argued that the Whites knew their son carried a knife. Ohio law says parents can be held liable if they negligently entrust a weapon to their child.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013
    From June 2013:


    The man who stabbed an Indian Hill teenager while she was out for a jog 10 years ago will be released from prison Wednesday.

    It was a brutal attack that shocked neighbors and the community and almost killed Casey Hilmer. She shared her story of recovery and survival with WLWT News 5's Jackie Congedo...

    While White will be returning to Hilmer’s neighborhood Wednesday, he'll be on house arrest for the first six months and he's not allowed to go past her house for the next five years. If he violates the terms of his release, he faces an additional 13 years in prison.

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