Man Sentenced to 10 Years Probation After Found Guilty of Manslaughter

AMARILLO - A man is sentenced to ten years on probation after running his girlfriend over near the Canadian River.

In November 2015, Tammy Strout, 31, was hit near the Canadian River Bridge and Highway 87 by a car driven by her boyfriend Kameron Peeks.

Peeks then drove Strout to a local hospital after the incident where Strout died.

Peeks was booked into the Potter County Jail.

Peeks was charged with manslaughter after investigators said he intentionally hit Strout with a car.

Now, 21 months later, Peeks is not facing jail time. He was found guilty of manslaughter and is sentenced to 10 years of probation.

"It is what it is, but you know whenever something like that happens and the guy that did it doesn't get what we feel properly get punished, it hits pretty close to home and so I mean we're dealing with it, but it's tough, " Mark Jones, Tammy Strout's brother said. 

According to 47th District Attorney Randall Sims, that is the maximum time he could be given on probation

Manslaughter is a second-degree felony, which can carry a sentence of two to 20 years behind bars.

Sims said jurors gave him probation because the two had a child together. Sims also told us his office argued that Peeks should not benefit from the wrongdoing to be with the child when he took that right away from the mother, but Peeks was still sentenced to the probation.

"I just don't understand how a jury or a judge can come to the conclusion that a father that did this to the child's mother or his wife, girlfriend, or spouse whatever, that the child should be with that father, that doesn't make much sense to me," Jones explained. 

Jones is speaking out to let others know that this can happen to anyone. He believes probation should not be considered in cases like this. While he can not change the outcome, his goal is to help people if they are in an unhealthy relationship. 


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