9.18.2009

While We Wait For The Verdict In The Sexual Assault Trial This Morning . . .

. . . I came across this opening sentence in an appellate opinion handed down late yesterday by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals:
Appellant Phyllis Dawn Harvey waived a jury and entered open pleas of guilt to nineteen charges of robbery, eighteen of which were aggravated and all of which were enhanced with habitual counts. She appeals her convictions and life sentences on each charge. We affirm.
19 robberies? 18 of them were "aggravated" which probably means she used or exhibited a deadly weapon? She decided to plead guilty even though she didn't have a plea bargain? And she was a "habitual" offender which means she had been to the pen, got out, went back to the pen, got out, and then committed the 19 robberies. Lordy.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well I'll swany.

Stuff old people say cuz they don't want to cuss and piss off God or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Question, I had heard that if you go to the pen 3 times, the next time you go in, it is for life but the charges have to be the same kind. Is this correct?

I know someone that was in the pen 3 times for robbery,he got out and later on killed a man. He was sentenced 20 years because it was not robbery even tho he did steal the man's money. He was charged with murder. Is that how he got out of prison on parole in less than 20? I think he should rot in prison.

Anonymous said...

She used or showed a weapon while committing eighteen robberies? Eighteen?!? What's the problem?
Elect her to Congress, and she can continue her life's work without having to use a weapon

Anonymous said...

She was also a distinguished member of ACORN and voted for Obama.

Anonymous said...

Is she single?

Anonymous said...

I'll her Momma and Daddy still love her and can't sleep wondering what they did wrong. Ease up hypocrites!

Anonymous said...

You must feel so proud to defend dirtbags like this.

I hope you get paid well. You're no better than they are.

Anonymous said...

10:58
I think you need to figure out what the definition of "hypocrite" is. In this case, it would mean that we, the commenters on this blog, condemn the person in question for her actions, while committing the same or similar acts ourselves, or condoning it in others. I doubt that is the case for any of us. You probably mean that we are acting with no sensitivity. Probably. Personally, I woud have little sympathy for her if it was my own sister or daughter. Not after EIGHTEEN times. That, my friend, is a career criminal.
After the first half-dozen or so times, I'll bet mom and dad figured it was something wrong with her, and slept with clear consciences after that.
I'll stick by my remark about her running for Congress. It was intended as comedy, not for meanness.

Anonymous said...

Please refer to my yesterday's comment concerning shooting on site anyone convicted of a third felony.

Anonymous said...

To 9:19 AM--Nowadays, habitual doesn't mean automatic life in prison--it's a different minimum level sentence depending on the level of the felony involved.