Man heading to prison, victim's family wants longer sentence

Man heading to prison, victim's family wants longer sentence

COQUILLE, Ore. -- One of the men charged with killing a Coos Bay man in February is headed to prison, but the victim's family isn't happy with the amount of time.

After accepting a plea bargain and pleading guilty on August 12, Michael Gertson was sentenced Monday, charged with manslaughter in the death of Jesse Hayes.

Hayes was found covered with trash outside of a Coos Bay warehouse four days after he was beaten to death at a house in Coos Bay.

Gertson was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

But, according to Paul Frasier, the Coos County District Attorney, the victim's family wants him in prison longer. "They're not happy overall with the resolution, they don't think 10 years is enough, and frankly, I can understand that," he said.

The two other defendants in the case, George Ivanoff and Jesse Longhenry, are still in jail awaiting their trials early next year.

Frasier couldn't say if any offers have been made to the other two defendants, but he did say they are negotiating with them.