[Ed. – No telling if he’d still be in prison now, instead of out on the streets killing a beloved retired police captain. But he would at least have been given a shot at rehabilitation programs, and have been under supervision that probably would have been more effective than the clearly useless probation that already failed the community twice before.]
This was avoidable—that goes for any murder—but [Stephen] Cannon was given a seven-year prison sentence in 2014. Somehow, he didn’t serve a day in prison. He was charged with felony robbery, but got a break and even then, he violated the probationary conditions he was under that prevented him from going to jail …
Cannon got probation under what’s called a suspended execution of sentence (SES). Court records show Cannon then violated probation—twice—and got two more breaks. He never went to prison.
Cannon now faces a first-degree murder charge for killing Dorn on June 2.