The Campaign For DA

6.26.2006

Worth Watching

A jury is deliberating in Dallas in a case where a SMU fraternity pledge was "pressured" into drinking a ton of water. The guy doing the pressuring - some how, some way - was convicted of aggravated assault last week. Sheesh. (The victim spent 10 days in a hospital but is fine now.) Any way, he is probation eligible but the Morning News reported this morning that he is currently on "six probations". The prosecutors are trying to send him to the pen. I don't know anything about his current probations other than they are either misdemeanors or deferred adjudication felonies - he wouldn't be eligible for probation otherwise. Despite his history, this doesn't sound like a case worth sending a guy to the pen for. Edit & Update: Probation it is.