Man receives life sentence for 2008 killing of pregnant mother

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:57pm
Staff reports

Dustin Price was sentenced to serve a life sentence plus 40 years for the March 2008 shooting death of a 22-year-old pregnant mother.

Following a trial, a jury convicted Price, 27, in late May of first-degree felony murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of reckless endangerment, as well as weapon and drug possession charges.

A jury convicted Price of firing several shots at a home on Linden Green where five people, including Heather Silas, her boyfriend, her baby and two others, were inside at the time. One of the bullets struck Silas in the back as she tried to reach her baby.

A co-defendant, 32-year-old Christopher Alexander, is scheduled to go on trial in February for his alleged role in the shooting.

Police arrested Price in the fall of 2008 on attempted criminal homicide charges connected to an early morning shooting on Central Pike that injured the driver and a passenger of pickup truck. 

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6 Comments on this post:

By: ghost7638ghost7... on 9/22/11 at 4:44

What they need to do is carry him out and hang him publicy in front of the whole world to see. The people he killed are still dead and for this cowardly deed he needs to be done the same. If then NCAAP, ACLU, or his lawyers try to intervene, then they should be hanged beside him.

By: sidneyames on 9/22/11 at 6:04

Ghost that sounds harsh, but then killing a pregnant mother is also harsh. I'm sure he will be punished as he serves a life plus 40 year term. And if he truly repents, then God will forgive him.

By: parnell3rd on 9/22/11 at 6:32

Why did it take almost 4 years for a trial? I agree with ghost, life for life. And now this man will be living on our dime for the rest of all our lives. Or, some liberal parol panel will let him out do do the same thing again.

By: JakeNashville on 9/22/11 at 7:12

Ghost has THE answer! Start setting PUBLIC examples of these punk beotches getting their just payback and it will absolutely deter others from the same! Locking a man up, or even executing him does nothing to deter crime. People in the real world don't get the reality check of what happens to the felon after their face is off the news. The public needs to see the criminal suffering in order to be a deterent. Get over the political correctness and fear of hurting feelings. These thugs don't worry about who they offend do they?

By: yogiman on 9/22/11 at 8:53

I agree. You intentionally kill, you should be killed. For someone to know they are going to "follow their leader"; their leader being the one they murdered would sure change a lot of minds about following their leaders.

They surely need more than a slap on the wrist (life sentence); and many with the possibility of being released later by a stupid judge (some who might get paid a few bucks).

By: rbull on 9/22/11 at 12:03

If they can't be hung then their ass should rot and only given one meal per day, or better yet one meal per week. These type people don't deserve to live in this World.