Teens charged with involuntary manslaughter in tent pole death

November 2, 2007

RICHMOND CTY, Ga.---Two teenagers are being charged with involuntary manslaughter as juveniles in the tent pole death of their father, Tony Powell, Sr.

Richmond County investigators say the 15- and 16-year-old brothers threw a tent pole at their father. Powell died Monday (October 29), six days after the tent pole penetrated his skull and brain.

The older boy admitted throwing the pole, but told News 12 the death was an accident as he tried to stop his dad from drinking and driving.


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  • by morgan Location: burke county on Feb 8, 2008 at 08:35 AM
    i know that they would not do that on purpose. i know that they loved their dad very much.
  • by Anthony Location: Hephzibah on Jan 26, 2008 at 10:42 PM
    My brothers didnt mean to hurt my dad... Well he was my step dad but the onldy dad i have ever known.. they would never have hurt him on purpose..
  • by Linda Location: Waynesboro on Nov 3, 2007 at 05:27 PM
    I don't feel the boys need to be charged. It was an accident and they were trying to prevent their father from hurting someone else or himself. I am sure they are being punished now, they have lost their father and they have to live with that for the rest of their lifes.
  • by tina Location: burke co on Nov 3, 2007 at 06:55 AM
    the children should not be charged. If the father wasn't stopped, then how many people would he had hurt if he wqas still driving drunk. the kids were only trying to help him not hurt him they loved thier father. What would you have done?
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