7.31.2007

Weird Case

Sometimes the State just won't let go. Crazy story in today's Star-Telegram. Female gay couple have a son. While one parent was unlocking the front door the other parent remained behind the wheel of the car in the driveway. Son is killed in driveway when their vehicle "lurches forward." Alcohol tests reveal alcohol concentration of .06 (below the legal limit of .08). Prosecutors want to prosecute. The non-defendant parent does not want them to. They do anyway. Yesterday, right before jury selection, a plea bargain is struck for three years in prison (max was 20). But I wonder why they wouldn't offer probation in a case like that?

6 comments:

TXsharon said...

Maybe because when a gay person accidentally kills someone they are deader than when a straight person accidentally kills someone???

Anonymous said...

It is impossible for one boy to be the son of two women. Son of one, and adopted child, foster child, "loved one", stepson, whatever of the other...but not the son.

Anonymous said...

Can't they sue the manufacturer of the vehicle for lurching?

Anonymous said...

I would think that a lesbian could “hold her liquor” better then that?

Anonymous said...

Hey TxSheehan, Kind of like when they executed the two men that dragged Mr. Byrd to death. The liberal weenies wanted stronger penalties for hate crimes. It's hard to execute someone twice.

Denney Crane said...

This is how a prosecutor gets his name in the news. The lesbian connection puts it on the national newsfront due to media ratings. The NAACP will get involved and everyone gets national coverage.

Meanwhile, someone is trying desperatly to survive the loss of taking their "child's" life, even if by accident...