6.25.2008

Chico Family Deaths: Not Indicted

Story.

Quite frankly, I was surprised he was arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter in the first place. The blood tests revealed no alcohol in his system and only "traces" of marijuana. Since marijuana can stay in your system long after the effects wear off, there is no proof it had any impact on his "mental or physical faculties" (the law) at the time of driving.

Everybody can be outraged, but there simply was no case.

24 comments:

House of R & R said...

I agree. I thought the same thing in the beginning. I was worried this poor kid was going to be charged (like so many) with something he didn't do. It's only natural for human beings to want to blame something or someone during tragedies like this. I hope the family, etc. will accept this for what it was, an accident, and move on.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see those kids my heart breaks. It was just a crappy, crappy accident on many levels.

Collectionsite said...

I was also surprised and I think this young man will carry this burden with him for the rest of his life. I hope he will go on to be a fine young man who had a terrible accident.

And I can only pray for the famliy that thier pain will heal in time ...

Proof again the life is short and to make the most of the time we have ...

Anonymous said...

shouldn't he at least lose the right to drive for awhile??

Anonymous said...

it seems there was some sort of negligence

Anonymous said...

8:55 AM--you may be right, there may have been negligence, but that normally is restricted to bringing up civil liability, not criminal liability. So there may have been civil "wrongdoing", but not criminal "wrongdoing".

Anonymous said...

Seems to me more and more victims and families of victims are left to deal with the outrage of a system that protects the assailant/criminal.

Anonymous said...

lawyers created this system, why can't they fix it?

Anonymous said...

Ok but aren't we supposed to be responsible drivers?

R & R, you say "charged with something he didn't do" -

So, shouldn't he be charged with something? I mean, two lives are lost, and many more in pain, as a result of what he did or didn't do. Shouldn't there be something that holds him accountable for his mistake?

ROV said...

WTF...house of R & R....He did do something, he killed a mother and a father and left 2 children without parents!!! Placing "blame" where "blame" is due...is WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN!!! He admitted to drinking. Oh, that's right, I forget, you are ANTI-Police, Deputy, Trooper...BUT I GUARANTEE IF THAT WAS ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS....YOU WOULD BE SING (BITCHIN') ANOTHER TUNE WANTING JUSTICE TO BE SERVED!!!!!

House of R & R said...

10:53 He did not commit the crime he was accused of "Intoxication Manslaughter". If suing this kid and his grandparents out of vengeance ("He's Going To Pay" attitude) and/or to make a bunch of money makes the family feel better, to each his own. It still won't bring that mom and dad back.

Anonymous said...

What BLOWS my mind, and makes it obvious the family is out for money, is the SIMPLE fact that they are suing his grandparents-former mayor and owner of an electric company-just b/c he was driving one of their trucks.

PLEASE tell my why they would sue his grandparents if its not for the $$ MONEY $$ ???

Anonymous said...

12:53
I totally agree!!

There are so many lawsuits,people suing people just to get a payday, and all the robbing and stealing, cant people just make money the old fashion way, WORKING !!!

Anonymous said...

Hey people, it's called an accident. They happen every day. This poor kid will be haunted by this the rest of his life. That's enough punishment.

Anonymous said...

The key to his life will be trying to make something of himself, and not let this accident haunt him for the rest of his life.

Situations like this are horrible for everyone. It's just a bad deal.

Anonymous said...

12:47 the reason is simple,lawyers.. if there is money(insurance) to go after many lawyers will take these cases on contingency regardless of the facts...knowing they can usually squeeze out a good settlement from the ins. co. right BG..!!

House of R & R said...

12:29 I’m assure you, I’m smart enough to know the difference between someone purposely killing someone and an accident.

12:41 I agree. It's pretty clear what their doing. It's a shame those children have to go through that now.

House of R & R said...

Oh great...I'm assure you.

ROV said...

house of r & r (oh' one with all of the knowledge)....get behind the wheel when you have been drinking....are you seriously going to consider it an accident???? And you say you are smart enough??? I will lay ANY AMOUNT of money that, HE WILL, if he has not already get behind the wheel again, after drinking!!!!

And to you Anon 1:38....just like I told House of R & R, if this would have been one of YOUR family members, I GUARANTEE YOU WOULD NOT FEEL THIS WAY!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why do you all believe that just because someone sues, it's because they're looking to get rich? It's not always that way.

Who do you think will raise those two orphaned children? Who will buy them school clothes in August, pay for their field trips, put a roof over their heads, pay for summer camp, send them to college? Not to mention all those medical bills.

I guess you just think that burden falls on some unsuspecting family member, huh?

He made a mistake - that's right. He made mistake to smoke pot, drink (maybe) and drive. He made a mistake to run a stop sign.

So, you think the family should continue paying for his mistake, and he should NOT financially be responsible for anything?

I disagree. He owes them something.

House of R & R said...

Like I said...

If suing this kid and his grandparents out of vengeance ("He's Going To Pay" attitude) and/or to make a bunch of money makes the family feel better, to each his own.

Anonymous said...

I bet he's got bad breath from the looks of that picture.

Anonymous said...

WHAT HAPPENED IS VERY TRAGIC~ BUT I BELIEVE EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN GOD'S TIME! NOT OURS! AND I TRULY BELIEVE THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHERE NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THE WHY! BUT KEEP THESE YOUNG CHILDREN IN YOUR PRAYERS, AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BE IN CONTROL, AND BLESS ALL THAT THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT EFFECTED.

Anonymous said...

4:00 PM........

I BET YOUR ASS HAS THE SAME ODOR!!! SO STOP WITH YOUR STUPID CRAP AND HIT THE SHOWERS!!!!