Stephen Trimm Gets Jail Time In Witness Bribery Case

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The father of convicted killer Dustin Trimm will see time behind bars for attempting to bribe a witness prior to his son's anticipated murder trial.

Stephen Trimm was given 120 days in jail to be served on weekends and placed on five years probation during sentencing in St. Lawrence County Court.

"I did wrong. I understand. I did wrong and it's over," Trimm said.

Judge Jerome Richards told the 64 year old that his crime was "not representative of the whole life of Stephen Trimm but it is a mistake that requires punishment."

Trimm was convicted of felony first-degree attempted bribery in a plea bargain with prosecutors.

Trimm attempted to bribe a witness by paying him $1,500 to alter his potential testimony against his son.

Dustin Trimm is serving a 25 to 32 year prison sentence for shooting 21 year old Jason Wing to death and burying his body on Grantville Road near Raymondville in august 2010

Trimm's lawyer, Emil Rossi of Syracuse, told the court, "he did some things reflective of a man who could not be suffering more."

"It was a crime driven by extremely poor judgement and a crime driven by vulnerability when he saw his child in harm's way," said Rossi.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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