Tammy Callen, The sister of AA sponsor and murder victim Shain Pierce yells at killer Leslie Haun in court “I hope you die in there”. Shain Pierce was a man who had opened his home as the AA sponsor of Leslie Haun. He was showing kindness to his sponsee. Yet Leslie Haun beat and killed him with an aluminum baseball bat. The judge said she was surprised at Haun’s actions! Why? He had been in the criminal justice system, and had serious mental problems. He was a dangerous man. How many more AA members have to become victims because of our court systems practice of mandating criminals to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings? Also AA has blood on their hands as well, considering they work with the court system and the prison system to promote the mandating of mentally ill violent felons. I am glad to see his sister speak out, and show the pain that all of this causes families. She is a victim as well of the AA fellowship.
Murder victim’s sister speaks out
7:02 PM, Jul. 10, 2012
COVINGTON — The sister of a homicide victim told a judge she will respect America’s justice system but she believes in the legal principle that a punishment should be identical to the offense.
“I should be able to beat him in the way that he beat my brother to death,” Tammy Callen said at Leslie Haun’s sentencing on Tuesday in Kenton Circuit Court.
Haun, 47, of Covington received a 20-year sentence after previously pleading guilty to murder. He used an aluminum bat and table leg to beat to death his Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor, Shain Pierce.
“I hope you die in there,” Callen yelled at Haun.
In reference to her prior work with Haun in a court-sanctioned mental health program, Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe said she was disappointed with the defendant.
“I would have never have expected, from your prior actions, that you could have acted in such a … murderous way,” she said. After the killing, Haun had implied to authorities that Jesus had assisted him in the crime. In an impassioned speech to Summe, Callen described how Pierce, a convicted felon, would attend AA meetings to help out others. After passing Summe a framed collage of pictures of her brother, Summe passed a box of tissue to a teary-eyed Callen. Pierce was returning to his Covington apartment after having a toe amputated in September when he found Haun drunk with his adult son. Pierce had offered the elder Haun a place to live.
“They are not fit for human skin,” Callen said of Hauns.
Haun’s son, 21-year-old Robert Haun, was sentenced to five years. He had previously pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence after admitting to getting rid of his father’s clothes and bat. Investigators said Robert Haun sat in the kitchen of the apartment eating a bologna sandwich during the fatal attack.
“How does anybody explain being able to do this: eating a sandwich while someone in the other room was being beaten to death?” Callen said.
Robert Haun shook his head in apparent agreement as Callen spoke. Robert Haun’s attorney, Mike Hummel, said his client had just been united with his biological father and had only lived in Covington eight days at the time of the killing. Summe said that was no excuse for the actions of the younger Haun.
“I have seen people report pet owners for kicking their dogs,” she said, before also acknowledging it was hard for her to comprehend how Robert Haun did not at least call police.