A Jackson County Circuit judge sentenced Aaron Sullivan to three years in prison for his role in the death of a girl on the Fourth of July. Blair Lane's mother said her daughter wouldn't want her to be mad at Sullivan, but each day is excruciating.
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Jackson County prosecutors have charged Aaron Sullivan in connection with the Fourth of July death of Blair Shanahan Lane. When he turned himself into authorities, Sullivan apologized to Blair's parents. "We just made a stupid mistake."More >>