DA announces guilty plea and sentence in negligent homicide case


District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced Thursday, Jan. 20 the guilty plea and sentencing
in a 2019 negligent homicide.
Robert E. Vascocu, 68, of Saline was indicted by a grand jury for negligent homicide
related to an August 2019 shooting following an altercation. Vascocu pleaded guilty as
charged and was sentenced to the maximum term of 5 years of incarceration and
assessed a maximum $5,000 fine by Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess.
“The offender was indicted by the grand jury and pleaded guilty as charged and
sentenced to the maximum term of imprisonment. We hope the family can have some
closure as a result of today’s proceedings,” said Harrington.
Assistant District Attorney Bray Williams prosecuted the case. Victims Assistance
Coordinator Alice Hardison provided assistance and support to the victim’s family.