9.17.2009

Trial Update

I'd be a bad defendant. The guy in the above pic had an hour or so to kill some time while the jury deliberated his fate. The only question at this stage was whether he was guilty or not. But due to his history, a guilty verdict meant a minimum of 12 1/2 real years -- and it will probably be worse. But he was so calm. He talked to the sheriffs deputy about the military, politics, and technology. And he did so pretty intelligently for a guy who was locked up between 1993 and 2007. I'd be scared to death regardless of my guilt or innocence. Developing . . . Edit: No verdict as of 1:30 Edit: No verdict at of 2:40 Edit: Quick background (which might be wrong). This case is a little weird because the defendant is indicted as a habitual offender. That means he went to the pen (for theft), got out, and went back to the pen (for robbery). If he is convicted of the new offense of sexual assault, the jury will have to choose between 25 years and life. That is, he'll have to receive a minimum of 25 which means 12 1/2 real years before becoming eligible for parole. The incident he is on trial for involves an alleged drunken evening with a 16 year old where some sexual activity took place. I think the defendant is in his early thirties. (This crime used to be called statutory rape. Now it's called sexual assault) Edit @ 3:07: Guilt verdict. Punishment phase begins after a jury break. Defendant sitting with head on the table. Edit @ 5:10: A crying defendant, as well as his sister, testified in the punishment phase. Looks like the defendant has three felony convictions in his past --- we learned of a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle (which was a felony when he committed it but now is a misdemeanor.) Jury argument tomorrow morning --- the judge is giving each side about five minutes -- they better talk fast.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT KIND OF UPDATE IS THAT?? ITS JUST A PICTURE! UR ALMOST AS BAD AS THE MESSENGER ON UPDATING CRAP

Anonymous said...

Well..............

Anonymous said...

WTF is wrong with you BG..?

Anonymous said...

are you already drunk ?

Anonymous said...

He said text with pic below, he's having issues. Read it all before you comment

Double Fake BG said...

BG is tokin on a number and singing some Charlie Daniels outloud.

Anonymous said...

What trial???

Anonymous said...

After having already done 15 years in the state pen, he's probably more uncomfortable on the outside than on the inside, so why should he be nervous? Back to the rat race.

Anonymous said...

He's probably fairly accustomed to talking with TDCJ officials for fifteen years, so chatting with a sheriff's deputy is no big deal. And what else do they have to do besides pass the time reading about or watching TV about current events, if they are so inclined.
I mean apart from that tossing the salad thing
I prefer syrup!

Anonymous said...

I have a cousin that has spent most of his adult life behind bars. He says he perfers it that way. I guess what ever floats his boat. I perfer air that ain't been breathed before.(gotta be a country song in there somewhere)

Not so Wise in the County said...

this is a good example of why we have so many people in jail/prison I wonder if he was drunk on offense one/two or if he was trying to get drunk and was broke, the underlying cause is not that he is a bad guy the underlying cause is that he drinks.. he drinks because we as a society thinks it just ok, we tell our kids dont do it but they do as we do not as we say, we say dont text or talk and drive and we do it.. comon people wake up

oh wait this was a child.. fry him

Anonymous said...

barry, did he act upset or anything? fill us in.
this is exciting!

Anonymous said...

I feel safer knowing this guy is going to be locked up for the next 12 1/2 years (or life). Don't we have some real criminals to go after?

Anonymous said...

Real criminals? You have got to be kidding!!! Would you feel different if the child was younger? The victim is/was still a child at 16.

Anonymous said...

Would this even be an issue in numerous other states?

Anonymous said...

If I were on the jury I would give him one year probation then on to a position of Child Development Czar in the Obammy administration.

Anonymous said...

If everyone who was convicted of a third felony was simply shot on site there'd be a lot of folks out there with only two. Nobody would be on trial for a fourth.

Anonymous said...

4:20pm...I promise you that a 16 year old girl knows what she is doing. And they damn sure know right from wrong. They know that sleeping with an older married man is adultery and it is wrong. And they have zero consequences to their actions... not so the guy, who basically gets burned at the stake.

PS -- heh hehhehh heh... I said 4:20

Anonymous said...

Crying defendant?!

Why do these a-holes not think about this part when they're considering doing whatever it was that brought them here?

Take him out, shoot him in the noggin and send his family a bill for the bullet... it works for the chinese.

Anonymous said...

i hope that young poon was worth it.