Faye Sliger walks

ADA-A shocking development came in an Ada courtroom Thursday morning as Faye Sliger walked a free man. Sliger received the suspended sentence after he confessed he knew about Jerry Don Savage’s plan to kidnap and murder an Ada teen. Caitlin Wooten was kidnapped from the Ada High School parking lot two years ago and murdered.

Judge Tom Landrith sentenced Sliger to a 10-year suspended sentence. That means he only has to serve the 500 and some odd days he’s already spent in the county jail. For Caitlin's family and friends, those words were hard to hear.

Before the judge read his sentence, Sliger himself took the stand. He said he’s truly sorry for the way things turned out, and he would have stopped it if he could. He said he wished he could have traded places with Caitlin. As soon as those words came out of his mouth, the teenager's family was overcome with emotion.

As part of the plea deal, the family chose not to testify at Thursday’s hearing. They are angry with the judge’s decision.

In the deal, Sliger agreed to turn over all his assets to the Wooten family; the judge said that played a role in his decision.


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  • by Jones Location: Florida on Jun 22, 2007 at 08:07 AM
    I understand people in this town and area want justice, but the person who commited murder is already dead. I seriously doubt Faye Sliger was watching when this man shot the girl and himself.
  • by R. Location: Texas on May 22, 2007 at 06:32 PM
    We were in Ada the day Caitlin was kidnapped visiting family and it was very difficult to watch the news and be at the football game that night not knowing what happened to her. The fact that Faye Sliger walked a FREE man just shows even more the corruption that is in place in Ada's "Justice" system. Faye Sliger was near Caitlin before she was killed. HE could have stopped this from happening, but instead he was a coward and did NOTHING to help that poor girl. He should be on death row, not walking around free and breathing fresh air.
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