Elkhart Media Get It Wrong Again
In a rush to say something . . . . the Elkhart Media has got it wrong again. The Elkhart Truth, The Goshen News and ABC 57 all rushed out articles overnight claiming release dates for Levi Sparks, Blake Layman and Anthony Sharp. All three news organizations claim that Levi Sparks will be released on October 8, 2017.
These claims contradict the Indiana Department of Corrections website for Levi Sparks which states the release date for Mr. Sparks as April 8, 2017.
Had these news outlets done any math they would have realized that the October date for Mr. Sparks was highly unlikely given his new sentence was 9 years and Blake’s was 10. Why would Mr. Sparks get out later that Mr. Layman?
The purpose of these articles is to contradict Layman and Sparks lawyers who claimed at the re-sentencing that Layman and Sparks would get out in 2016 based on further credits for education and programs. Given the lack of research done by the Elkhart Truth, Goshen News and ABC 57 we are not trusting that they have actually looked into this in any detail. They seem to just be quoting an email with a significant error. Did they bother to fact check? Did they bother to question an obvious math error? The answer seems to be no.
We wonder if Melissa Hudson of ABC 57, J.C. Lee of The Elkhart Truth or Sherry Vanarsdall of The Goshen News asked the Indiana Department of Corrections about the claims by Levi and Blake’s lawyer that they would get extra credit for education and programs?