1.07.2009

Dope Trial Update

Let me describe the trial: BOR-----ING!!! But the jury just began deliberating after eating at Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes for lunch. (I wonder if one of the liberal jurors will argue that chicken fried steak smothered in gravy with a side of french fries is more dangerous than meth?) I'll keep ya updated. Edit: No verdict as of 4:10 p.m. Jury asked to have some of defendant's testimony read back. (Bonus inside courthouse pic.) Edit @ 4:45: Guilty. Punishment phase tomorrow. Edit: Oops. They fired up the punishment phase today. Edit @ 5:50: Jury will deliberate punishment tonight. Get this, the range is from 5 years or probation to up to life in prison. Sheesh. The bailiff should text me with the verdict if we get one. Side note: I know the plea bargain that the defendant turned down. I'll reveal that once the jury is discharged.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meth must be healthier because every user you see is thin and doesn't care about eating.

Anonymous said...

AND...most meth-heads don't have teeth to eat with anyway.....

Anonymous said...

My ex wife could keep house like no other when she was on that junk.

Anonymous said...

I read when Charles Barkley got arrested for DUI he was on his way to get a BJ.
That's awesome.
Ever noticed how I don't care if it's the same chick doing it for the 500th time or the 500th chick doin it for the first time EVERY time you get one it's like winning the lottery?
Golly, it's neat.

Anonymous said...

Well, it must be nice serving on a jury in Wise County, what with all the good eats places and such.

Last time I was called for jury duty in Montague County, that little place across from the Courthouse (in the old rock gas station) was packed, so I just drove to Nocona, bought some booze, drove back, parked in the fire station parking lot and drank it, then went back in to the Courthouse to stand and wait and wait and wait for them to call us back into the courtroom and then hear hiz honner say, "Oh, never mind, they all pled, so y'all can go home".

Then, I sat in the parking lot, smoked some cigarettes until I sobered up, took my own personal breath test with that little machine I bought off the internet, went back to the Courthouse and relieved myself (and that was where I saw someone else had puked in the bathroom sink), then drove home.

chupacabra said...

Pure gold 5:05- gold I say.

Anonymous said...

5-life? Ridiculous, drug courts sentencing are based on the politics of fear not reason.

Anonymous said...

if you cant do the time dont do the crime. to many times those doing drugs hurt people other than themselves look at those who are high and kill people with thier cars and then how about those who break into houses and while high beat the hell out of innocent non drug users. drugs are a big problem but those who choose to use them made a choice to do so they werent forced into being a user. the days of jana jones have ended and a new prosocuter is in so make your choices wisely

Anonymous said...

if you cant do the time dont do the crime. to many times those doing drugs hurt people other than themselves look at those who are high and kill people with thier cars and then how about those who break into houses and while high beat the hell out of innocent non drug users. drugs are a big problem but those who choose to use them made a choice to do so they werent forced into being a user. the days of jana jones have ended and a new prosocuter is in so make your choices wisely

Collectionsite said...

Anon @ 5:05

That has to be one of the greatest posts EVER !!!

Anonymous said...

Uncomfirmed reports (scanner) say that he escaped custody and is fleeing from pursuing officers.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Barry, you are certainly showing an intense interest in these early trials with a new DA.

Looks like he is going to be intense, unlike several DA's from the past who feared something.....or other.

Go git em' Lowery. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Nice Job...we paid for a trial and he he got PROBATION! Well, well, well, looks like our new DA is a DA!

Anonymous said...

The DA suggests the term but it's ultimately the Jury who determines what the defendant gets in the end.

Don't blame the DA.

Anonymous said...

ok, now which is it. don't blame the DA for probation, but give credit to the new DA for going to trial?
that sounds like having your cake and eating it, too.
I'm just saying.....

Anonymous said...

What a Rookie Mistake! If the prosecutor knew his biz this guy would have been cuffed as soon as the guilty verdict was read.
Criminal Law is not that tough, but the new DA's lack of experience is going to bite him(and Wise County) on a daily basis.
Good for me though, I'm in DEFENSE!

Anonymous said...

Looks like your BOR----ING case took a turn to HOLY S***! You never know!!!

chupacabra said...

You can say that again 6:45