Calhoun Co. family upset over possible plea deal related to in BC shooting death
Updated: Wednesday, April 3 2013, 08:03 PM EDT
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Calhoun County family is sharing their outrage. They say their loved one's killer is about to get nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
Back in December, Ian Millard died in his driveway from a gun shot wound to the back.
Police believe his roommate, Robert Reno shot him after an argument at the "Fire and Ice" Bar across the street in Battle Creek.
The victim's sister, Jennifer Barney posted a message for everyone to see on Facebook. Sharing her outrage, when her family found out her brother's alleged killer, may soon face just 19 to 38 months behind bars.
She's hoping you will help her family find justice.
"He was a really great person, he would go out of his way for anybody, and that's the thing that hurts the most," said Jennifer Barney, Ian's Sister.
What Barney says bothers her most is her baby brother's killer may not get the justice he deserves.
"At least in prison for the rest of his life without parole he's a third time habitual offender felon," said Barney.
Reno's attorney, Richard Pattison told Newschannel 3 Wednesday, in exchange for his client pleading no contest to reckless discharge of a firearm causing death, prosecutors will dismiss four other charges including open murder.
"I don't even know how they could fathom a plea for that I'm sick to my stomach," said Barney.
Pattison adds the possible plea deal would also grant immunity to Dennis Reno, Robert Reno's father in connection to any events that night.
Barney claims Reno's father hid the weapon that killed her brother.
"I know the dad knows where the gun is. I got 18 months for a DUI and he could get out of prison for less than 18 months for murder? That's why Battle Creek is a dangerous city," said Barney.
"If you support what I'm saying that this isn't justice help me out here and stand up," said Barney.
Barney hopes more people will write or call the Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office to support her family.
Ian Millard leaves behind an infant daughter.