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Old 02-16-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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"Atrocious" is a good word to describe this, it almost defies belief...
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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What the heck is wrong with our justice system? She should have been given 20 yrs not 2! Thanks to this, I wouldn't doubt that she goes out and does it again to someone else!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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"Atrocious" is a good word to describe this, it almost defies belief...
No kidding. I was shocked. I haven't heard anything as to how they reached their sentence. There was a juror on KSAT that said the sentence would have been longer if they had known the 10 year probation wouldn't fly. Regardless, the fact that the jurors thought 2 years prison and 10 years probation was enough is unbelievable.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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Just proves San Antonio is full of stupid people! And the number is growing by the hour!
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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The jury clearly probably saw that while the drunk driver was at fault for the accident that the death could have been prevented if EMS had been more thorough. A set of two unfortunate circumstances.

The line is also very grey. Just because a criminal does a crime does not mean if first responders arrive and are negligent in any manner resulting in a death that they get no blame whatsoever and the criminal is solely responsible. In such instances first responders, while not criminally liable, should have a performance review, in the least, and a lawsuit by the victim's family at best.

Also this decision by the jury in no way reflects San Antonio in the manner which sleeptech stated. It shows the jury used logic and fairness while setting their emotions aside, nothing more.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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The jury clearly probably saw that while the drunk driver was at fault for the accident that the death could have been prevented if EMS had been more thorough. A set of two unfortunate circumstances.

The line is also very grey. Just because a criminal does a crime does not mean if first responders arrive and are negligent in any manner resulting in a death that they get no blame whatsoever and the criminal is solely responsible. In such instances first responders, while not criminally liable, should have a performance review, in the least, and a lawsuit by the victim's family at best.

Also this decision by the jury in no way reflects San Antonio in the manner which sleeptech stated. It shows the jury used logic and fairness while setting their emotions aside, nothing more.
According to testimony entered by the former Bexar County Medical Examiner, The victim had essentially no chance of surviving the type of injuries she received. The only thing that could have been done was to hope for some kind of miracle by being more thorough and responding more promptly, giving satisfaction that every possible attempt had been made to revive the victim.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Also this decision by the jury in no way reflects San Antonio in the manner which sleeptech stated. It shows the jury used logic and fairness while setting their emotions aside, nothing more.
2 years for killing someone is hardly what I consider fair and logical

Please do explain how this is fair?
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:03 AM
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I also think the jury may have had their hands tied, because both drivers were drunk. I disagree with the verdict, and I think it should have been at LEAST 5 - closer to 10, but that's a tough call.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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None of you were on that jury. Something tells me none of you have ever had to sit through a trial after a life was lost. Btw the driver of the other car was also drunk.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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Yes it does
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