A Morris man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the 2017 death of an eight-year-old boy.
Jared Micah Trotter was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Lawrence Parrish. Trotter had entered a no contest plea in the Labor Day 2017 boating death of the child. He was found guilty of first degree manslaughter and the sentence is to run consecutively to the time he is already serving for a 2012 drug trafficking charge. Trotter
Judge Parrish ordered Trotter receive no credit for time he has already served. That means he will be over 70 years old before he would be eligible for probation.
District Attorney Carol Iski called Trotter, “a menace to our community for years,” and said he had shown no remorse for his actions.
She said Trotter had , “pleaded with the Judge for mercy claiming mercy was warranted because his insurance policy had paid the family. The State, as well as the Judge found that argument to be insulting and offensive. No amount of money can bring back that innocent child or heal the family’s pain at his loss.”