Jerry Hawley Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Starving Brother to Death: Ontario Judge

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 30, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Jerry Hawley, who was convicted of manslaughter for starving his disabled brother Jamie to death, was sentenced to 20 years in jail on August 30.

Jerry had starved Jamie, who had both cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability, while collecting his disability checks.

When he died, Jamie was only 57 pounds, and his body covered in feces and bedsores, reported the Calgary Herald

The defense had asked for a sentence between eight to 10 years while claiming that Jerry didn’t intend to kill his brother.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.