MOUNT VERNON —  After Cami Stidham left the Knox County Common Pleas Courtroom today, her ex-husband, John Stidham, came into the courtroom along with two other prisoners. The other two were there to enter pleas, but John was there because of an omission from the sentence handed down last week when he pled guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Raymond Staats of Canton.

The sentence failed to specify that the four-year prison term Eyster imposed was a mandatory term, meaning it would be served “prior to and consecutive with” any other prison terms.

Stidham said he understood the correction and signed the amended papers.



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3 Responses to “John Stidham back in court”

  1. alsgma

    I live in the same area as these 2 criminals, it is very unsettling to see Cami walking around free! I have suffered from depression to the point of being suicidal, did I embezzle  from the financial institute I worked for? NO!!  My husband was the ‘ sole provider’ for our family for years did he steal NO! We lived within our means and guess what, we survived!! How can anyone justify the slap on the wrist these 2 recieved?! I have to question the competency of our local juducial system. I have always been against owning a gun, but if these people are going to be living in my community I DO NOT feel safe and therefore am rethinking my family’s safety!!

  2. dowensdlegg

    We will Continue to try to prevent this from ever happening to another family