Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dustin Goy - Guilty!!!

The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office issued the following press release today.



McHenry County State’s Attorney, Louis A. Bianchi, is pleased to announce that 32 year old defendant Dustin P. Goy of Crystal Lake was found guilty today of the offense of Involuntary Manslaughter by the Honorable Judge Sharon Prather. The charge stemmed from a September 9, 2007 incident that occurred outside of the The Cottage Restaurant and Pub in Crystal Lake. Anthony Carlsen of Crystal Lake, age 45, was struck by Goy as he walked to his car with his wife following a birthday party. The blow was described by an eye witness as a “knockout punch” which rendered Carlsen unconscious as he fell to the ground. Autopsy results revealed that Carlsen suffered blunt force trauma to the side of his head, behind the ear, as a result of the forceful blow. He died as a result of a second injury to his brain caused by Carlsen’s head striking the pavement immediately following Goy’s punch. The State called 10 witnesses during the three day trial. A video tape of the defendant’s interview with police was admitted into evidence as well as 911 calls made shortly after Carlsen was struck down. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Michael Combs and Phillip Hiscock, both assigned to the State’s Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Division. Both attorneys are capital litigation qualified by the Illinois Supreme Court. Goy faces a potential sentencing range of probation to 2 – 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He will be sentenced on December 2, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.. At the hearing, the State will present testimony from the family of Anthony Carlsen and will recommend that Goy be sentenced to a term in the Illinois Department of Corrections.


The Madd Bulldog said...

"...PLEASED to announce"???? There is nothing to be pleased about... so Bianchi- who u crap'n?
The whole thing is a very unfortunate issue. Drunkards that can't control themselves have to pay the piper... whether it be for a DUI if they get behind the wheel, or jail time for send a guy to his eternal reward.
Fortunately for me, the authorities haven't caught me yet. DOH!

Whitmore2 said...

I wonder if the SA's office is equally "pleased" that they reduced the charges.

Nicole Glynn said...

Both people are at fault dont act likenthe victim was completely innocent. I hate when people act like the victem was some angel