A Templeton resident acquitted of annoying teenage girls after a contentious five-day trial, who later pleaded no contest to criminal threats against his prosecutor, received his sentence March 20 in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.
Billy Mannon, 52, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to three years of formal probation and subject to roughly $1,000 in fines, according to District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jerret Gran. He will serve no
jail time after being given credit for time already served.
Mannon pleaded no contest to threatening Deputy District Attorney Greg Devitt in a conversation with his attorney while attending a hearing for his 2010 trial.
During the hearing, Mannon was overheard telling his lawyer that he “wished that the rope was around that dude’s neck,” pointing in the direction of Devitt, and referring to the proverbial “lynching” he felt he was receiving.
Mannon’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment as of press time.