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Prosecutor opposes release for killer

July 5, 2013

WARREN — The Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office is once again opposing a parole release for convicted local murderer Clifford ‘‘Sonny’’ Belden, citing threats by Belden against his former wife as a......

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Jul-05-13 7:26 PM

Buh Bye!

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Jul-05-13 7:25 PM

What is he talking about? I don't see a single word about race on this thread. Tell who ever is reading for you Afret1 that they are lying to you. THERE IS NOTHING HERE ABOUT RACE!

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Jul-05-13 7:19 PM

Take your own advice Afret1 don't read HIS comments, are you capable of that or can't you help it? All I ever see is him taking the high road and you being an idiot. Like calling HIM a HER, whats up with that? Is it REALLY your business what any of us write about on this site? Take your own advice idiot don't read HIS comments unless you are too dumb to accomplish it!

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Jul-05-13 6:20 PM

Only friends? Not sure I can believe that so easily. Either way he did the crime and should remain behind bars. However I won't begrudge anyone who doesn't agree. Nobody knows the facts here Nurse, not even you.

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Jul-05-13 6:09 PM

No Afret1 i believe several people have become fed up with your on line bully tactics rage and anger issues. You obviously feel some amount of inferiority causing you to always oppose comments in the manner you do. These are only comments some i doubt reflect serious thoughts and beliefs and just people stirring the pot in order to lure buttheads like you into rampage. Please find psychiatric help before it's too late and you show up somewhere with an assault rifle!

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Jul-05-13 4:37 PM

Humans are imperfect. But forgiveness can be freeing.


Forgiveness does not mean forgetting the damage done. One young life snuffed out, one young woman permanently maimed, One young girl scarred for life and three families mourning this jerk's actions. This is not a "mistake" it was a CHOICE he made and now must suffer the full consequences.

And BeRealOm you and your family are victims of his decisions and actions as much as his victims' families; but just because you love him does not mean he should ever walk free again.

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Jul-05-13 3:52 PM

And they weren't having an affair! They were ONLY friends!

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Jul-05-13 2:58 PM

If he killed a man knowingly sneaking around with his wife the homicide was justified.

If she visited him in jail apparently she is not afraid and felt a sense of guilt for cheating. Used to be people understood the crime of passion murder of a man caught with the wife of another.

He's done 27yrs of an 18 to life sentence. I'm satisfied that unless he's betrayed by adultery he won't kill again. Why keep supporting him with our tax dollars? Give him a parole officer and a mandate to become myself supporting.

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Jul-05-13 1:11 PM

I'm sorry for the pain that has been caused and the resentment held. There is nothing that can change what has happened in the past, though we all wish there could be. Humans are imperfect. But forgiveness can be freeing.

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Jul-05-13 12:59 PM

BEREALom...give us a what he is your uncle..he is a KILLER..god forbid they let him out and should they decide too.. i only pray he moves that 300 miles from i said we have to hear about how he made a mistake..that makes me sick to hear how you can dismiss a human life to a mistake..a mistake is when you can take something back to make it might be sorry it happened...That mistake you mention is forever just like his sentence should be

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Jul-05-13 12:44 PM

everyone should write and oppose this killers in prison should mean has nothing to offer society..he had a chance in life and chose to kill..then we as citizens have to hear about one little mistake in his life..try telling that to the victims family..theres enough crime roaming the streets around here we dont need a killer walking around warren to add to the blight. did the crime now do the time.

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Jul-05-13 12:40 PM

It is easy to be so judgemental when reading an article about a person you do not know. This man is my uncle and he is loved by those of us who truly know him. He made a terrible mistake that he is truly sorry for. But he is not a young impulsive guy anymore. He just wants to live a quiet life with our family and not cause harm. And I do live 300 miles from Ohio and he can come live with my family any day!

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Jul-05-13 9:15 AM

How many times must we waste our resources re-hashing theses already settled cases?

When the victim comes back to life, then maybe we should re-consider the life sentence.

Until then, keep him in jail where he can do no more damage to the survivors, or the rest of the community.

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Jul-05-13 8:27 AM

Sarcasm coming----Of course Mama's boy wouldn't do harm again to his Ex-wife. Of course her Ex-daughter-in-law would lie about being afraid of her Son.---This Mama needs a reality check. Her Son is dangerous and should remain where he is.

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Jul-05-13 7:18 AM

If he tried to kill her once and knew he would be sent to prison, and he still did it. So what makes anyone think that he won't try to do it again. He even has more reasons now to do it, having spent 18 years in prison for his first attempt to kill her. More times than not, prison really doesn't change how a person is. It just teaches them to be more cautious, so they don't get caught the next time. She has every reason to fear for her life, as well as her family's life's. The prosecutor's office needs to be commended for it's position on his release. If he is released it should be on the basis, that he has to be more than 300 miles from the state of Ohio. If at anytime he is within the borders of Ohio, he has to get written permission and be under supervised visitation at his expense.

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Jul-05-13 2:58 AM

Keep this killer in jail! His rage is sure to have gotten worse NOT better since being locked up. Kelly and her daughter deserve to feel safe for the rest of their lives after the damage he has done to both of them and their family!

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