The Campaign For DA

8.01.2006

Legal Stuff

I just think this is weird. Scenerio: Guy gets drunk, drives, and kills a pastor's son. The State prosecutes the guy for Intoxication Manslaughter. That's the criminal case. The pastor sues the establishment that sold the guy the alcohol. That's the civil case. The prosecutor (who is the same one that prosecuted Rebecca Simpson) cuts a deal in the criminal case for 12 years in the pen for the defendant. Here is the weird part: As part of the criminal plea bargain, the drunk driver agreed to testify in the civil suit against the establishment that the pastor is suing. Net result: This will help the pastor get a big bag of money. You never see civil and criminal cases get mixed together like that.