Sullivan found guilty of manslaughter

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 ~ Updated 2:52 PM

A Cornersville man was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter after a two and a half day trial.

Donnie L. Sullivan, 53, of 115 Beechwood Avenue, Cornersville, was found guilty in the shooting death of his stepson, Timothy Swaw, on Feb. 15 last year. A jury of nine women and three men deliberated for 70 minutes before returning the verdict at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sullivan's sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 3. He had been free on a $100,000 bond, secured by four houses. Judge Robert Crigler ordered Sullivan's bond increased to $115,000, and he was taken away in handcuffs, still using the cane he carried throughout the trial.

For more on the story, read Friday's print edition of The Marshall County Tribune.