Re: [infoguys-list] Re: Manslaughter Appeal
- Thanks,Vicki..I forwarded this to my attorney...Larry Miller
Vicki Siedow wrote:
> > Have you tried the ACLU or NAACP? THey have a lot f requests, but will sometimes provide legal assistance. In what could be a high profile
> > case such as this, they may help.
> I do know of a sort of related case, but unfortunately can't recall the girl's name. Her car blew a tire on the freeway during morning rush
> hour. She did have a DUI from one or two years prior, and had had a couple of glasses af wine the night before. Definitely not enough to be
> more than a trace by morning, since she had the wine with dinner, slept a full night and was on her way to work. She also admits that her
> tires were getting worn. Her car spun out and flipped. She was OK, and no one hit her car, but there was of course a lot of swerving to
> avoid her vehicle, and other accidents occurred because of this. One of those vehicles involved in the chain reaction was an airporter van.
> Some of the passengers did not have seat belts on. An old man, unbelted, died in the accident.
> The young girl went to jail for murder. I felt that it should have been vehicular manslaughter at most, but because she had a prior DUI and
> there was still a trace (trace only) of alcohol in her blood, she was automatically at fault. There may also have been an element of
> negligence for the tires being worn, I'm not sure. She had a ton of support, financial & otherwise, from friends and family, and supposedly
> great attorneys. She was doing about 2-4 years time for the offense, the last time I knew.
> > Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 23:13:02 -0000
> > From: "Jamey " <tresrottnj@...>
> > Subject: Re: Manslaughter Appeal
> > Mr Miller,
> > >From a laypersons point of view I would hope you are investigating
> > her
> > atty. for sheer idiocy. They are appealing I hope. I do understand
> > where you are coming from(about the racial thing, re-elections,) but
> > I
> > have a hard time believing that to be the only reason for the
> > conviction. If the boy was legally intoxicated, this was discovered
> > by
> > autopsy and entered in the court records? Yet ignored?
> > I do know 85S (traveled down that way quite a bit)and I am trying to
> > understand how the incident happened. Did she break down right in the
> > middle of the highway? Was she on the side of the road? Was the
> > accident scene investigated properly to prove that he was speeding?
> > (speed limit is 70 down there)
> > I just can't think of any cases similar to a drunk hitting someone
> > and
> > that someone getting sent to jail. The drunk, yes. The innocent
> > person
> > they hit? no.
> > What exactly did the Atty do in order to defend his client??
> > It sure doesn't sound like much.
> > Jamey
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