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9.14.2011

Verdict In Decatur Case


99 years in prison! And if you are thinking early parole, think again. He won't be eligible for parole until he serves "one-half of his sentence or 30 years, whichever is less." I think he is 47 years old.. Background of the case was posted earlier today just before noon.


"That didn't work out well" - Defendant leaving court carrying his own law books

There wasn't  anything sensational about this case other than the defendant himself. For months, he has made outburst after outburst during court appearances basically telling anyone who was trying to help him or making sure he was treated fairly that they were crooks and/or incompetent.  Everyone was expecting some kind of crazy conduct during the trial so security was beefed up.  However, he behaved himself (at least in front of the jury) and it pretty much went down as a routine trial.

His worst mistake was timing. His exact crime, even with his long criminal history, carried with it a maximum of 180 days in jail prior to 9/1/01. After that, Evading with a Vehicle (especially if you had a prior Evading conviction) put him in a position where the State could enhance the range of punishment and restrict his eligibility for probation. With the exception of capital punishment, he faced and received the harshest penalty available in Texas.


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW. He must have been a hard core criminal with some major history.

Anonymous said...

That seems a little harsh. But, thats Wise Co "justice" for ya...

Anonymous said...

Obviously the guy is a slow learner. Good that the jury panels around here are starting to send these folks away for a long time. Maybe he will be a quick learner to not drop the soap in the pokey. But then again he had ten previous felony convictions so he might like dropping the soap a lot.

Reality Bites said...

He must be thrilled.

Someone who continues to get in trouble has to want to live in jail.

Anonymous said...

4:21 He's from Buckhole. Let's hope he doesn't drop the soap.

Adolph Oliver Bush said...

What does it cost per year to house an inmate today?

txtrigger said...

11th felony people!!!!!!!!! Come on, he should not be on the streets.

Anonymous said...

Adolph--in county jails it's between $45 and $55 per day.

Rage

Anonymous said...

no, u r wrong barron. his worst mistake was being a FREAKN IDIOT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Adolf and rag,
Good point. Hopefully he will be "dealt" with very early.
Yall had a great point for capital punishment. Let's limit it to one appeal and start frying these idiots.

Good call.... and I thought this whole time you were weak faggy liberals.

Good to know you actually have testicles.

Arthur said...

"Well, the city supplied a public defender but the judge was Mean John Brown / He came into the courtroom and stared young Johnny down / Well, the evidence is clear gonna let the sentence son fit the crime / Prison for 98 and a year and we'll call it even Johnny 99"

- DF Bruce Springsteen

Anonymous said...

Rage, We are smarter than you think. Between 45 and 55 the last time I checked is 50. Why didn't you just say that? Tomorrow's high temperature is going to be between 80 and 90. Is shallow your middle name?

123 said...

Honestly, I wouldn't pull over either if there were around 15 shots fired into my vehicle...if you dont think you'd be scared then please allow me congradulate you! Put yourself in his family's shoes, I'm sure he's a good man who mean's well but nobody recognizes the good in anyone.

Anonymous said...

123. He is a dumbass repeat offender who is a menace to society. he needs about ten years hard labor. As do non violent drug offenders. The murderers and pedophiles need public hangin'

Anonymous said...

A clear case of felonious stupidity! Good Riddance!

123 said...

I'm a young girl and that's my Uncle. That's why your harmful words actually affect me. I care for him a lot and he is anything other than a dangerous person or an idiot. Hence why he is carrying his OWN law books...he taught himself what he knows and believe it or not he's very intelligent. Just put yourself in my shoe's for a moment. He's in the Wise County jail and from what I've heard of their reputation...I'm absolutely terrified for his safety.

Anonymous said...

123..I dont know what you have heard about the Wise County Jail. ( no I have never been) but I do know ALOT of people that are there or have been there. Trust me that place is a cake walk compared to where they will send him to do his time.

Anonymous said...

123--You need a new uncle He is not representating your family well.......

Anonymous said...

123 - Family or not, he is a dirtbag. (as I figure you are, also.)

Anonymous said...

If anyone is actually interested in the truth here, this guy not only has 11 felony convictions and six trips to prison, he threatened to kill everyone in the courtroom including the jury during his trial which caused him to be chained to the table during the trial. It took the jury 30 minutes to hand down the maximum sentence. Not real hard to figure this one out.

Anonymous said...

me loves me some wise county jail

D F Buggy Malonee

Anonymous said...

Barry, do judges have an "itch" for guys who represent themselves? Maybe, Hey you aren't hiring and paying big money to one of my Lawyer co-horts, so you therefore suck and will get everything I can throw at you.

I mean if someone legitimatley did not commit the crime (any crime) why cant they just say hey I didn't do it, you prove it, if they want. Self-representers always seem to get bagged.

Anonymous said...

i bet he won't do that again..

Anonymous said...

I'm not Barry but generally it's the defendant who doesn't know about the rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, etc. who causes the "itch" when defending themselves. Pro se defendants are inefficient.

123 said...

Call me what you will but I know I'm a good personunlike anonymous @ 9:38 & 10:01, I'm going to a University, have a great job, and I plan to be very successful throughout my lifetime. Judging me when you don't even know me is so sad. Everyone has regret's...some are worse than other's. I will love and support my family no matter what they do, yes he messed up..im quite aware of this, but he's not the only one. He didn't harm anyone and some of the statement's made in the news are false. Anonymous @ 10:54, were you involved in the trial? Were you in the courtroom to see this take place?

How about instead of all of you people making rude, hurtful comments you pray for someone. Pray for my uncle and my family who is in pain right now. I'll pray for you all as well, pray for you all to be able to HELP someone instead of pushing them away and punishing them.

Anonymous said...

That is the problem with the law. Lawyers have made it so convoluted that not even a well educated person not associated with the law industry, let alone the ordinary citizen, can understand or interpret the law. We have to hire their profession to make laws, write laws, interpret laws and then judge the law. They (lawyers) have taken over and we can't do anything about it.

Big Ed

123 said...

Big Ed, I agree. I'm currently going to school for pre-dental and that alone makes me want to change my major so I can be a good, fair, & honest attorney.

Anonymous said...

123 were you there in the courtroom??? Maybe you would of heard him yourself. Change your major to be an honest and fair attorney who gets stuck with repeat offenders who never change their behavior.
11th felony!!! He is not the victim. Innocent people who have to live with our system where people who break the law constantly are released. Not judging you just saying your uncle is not a person to defend.

Jack Daniels said...

...so I can be a good, fair, & honest attorney.

Sorry sweetheart, there is just no such thing. Never will be.

Anonymous said...

Uh, yes I was in the courtroom dear, for every moment of the trial. This guy was not pro se. He had a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

He got what he deserved! Glad to see something being done with the repeat repeat offenders!!! Get 'em gone!

Anonymous said...

10:01: You are a total shithead. How can you say that to that man's niece. She is obviously hurt by the situation. How can you say that just because her uncle is in this situation. You 10:01 are the reason this world is so difficult to live in. I hope that all the bad things that you say to others come back to you ten fold if it is just and right.

Anonymous said...

All of you people who are so mean to the family of that man. They did not cause this problem. Think for a minute of what it would be like for a member of your family, who you love, unconditionally, to be locked up for what is probably the rest of his natural life. You idiots better check and make sure everything is good in your own back yard before you start picking on family of defendants. It may just come back to you. Just sayin. It could.

Anonymous said...

123, As bad as this situation was for both sides. I wish you peace and prosperity. I do pray for you and your family. I will pray for you that people like 10:01 do not break your spirit. Just ignore them as they do not matter.

123 said...

Thank you, to all that actually understand and thanks, as well, for the prayers. By no means am I saying that my Uncle was doing the right thing or has been doing the right thing, but there were A LOT of other things that those people serving Wise Co. Jail did that was not mentioned. I guess what I'm meaning is if the truth (and some untrue statement's) is getting put out in the open about him for everyone to hear then why can't the truth be told about what those cop's did to him? Because not all of what they say in the news article is true. And for all of you saying terrible things, I'm sure you'd feel the same hurt that I do if it was your family...I hope you never have to though.