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'Vampire' sentenced for threatening judge

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A man who believes he's a vampire pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of Class D felony intimidation for threats he made toward a Marion Superior Judge in 2008.

Rocky Flash, also know as Jonathon Sharkey, faced two counts of intimidation for threatening Judge David Certo and his wife and family. He was sentenced to 886 days in Marion County jail and required to stay away from the state for close to a year once he serves his time, according to Marion County Prosecutor's Office general counsel and spokesman Mario Massillamany. He said Flash will also be on non-supervised probation for that time.

Flash calls himself the king of the "Vampyre Nation," which has facilities in Indiana and Minnesota.

The intimidation charges stemmed from comments Flash made in motions he filed in a civil suit using a computer at a library in Speedway. Library employees monitor Internet access, discovered the threats, and notified police, Massillamany said. The threats said because Flash is the leader of Vampyre Nation he doesn't have to abide by U.S. and Indiana laws and believed Judge Certo violated vampire law and Flash had the authority to kill him.

Massillamany said Flash wouldn't have received any more jail time if he had pleaded guilty to both counts. Also as a part of his sentence, Flash is not allowed to have contact with Judge Certo, his family, or anyone else involved in this case.

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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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