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Re: [infoguys-list] Re: Manslaughter Appeal

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  • Larry C. Miller
    Thanks,Vicki..I forwarded this to my attorney...Larry Miller
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2000
      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.
      > Vicki
      > > 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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