Gordon House denied new trial in notorious DWI crash

The drunken driver who caused the deadly crash that became the rallying point for New Mexico's attack on DWI will not get a new trial. Full Story
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GOOD GRIEF

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#1 May 7, 2008
Gordon House is in denial. He murdered a family with his irresponsible decision to drink & drive. I think it's outrageous he feels his trial would have ended differently had there been Native American's on the jury. He's insulting the intelligence of his own people!
merryberry

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 7, 2008
guilty...guilty...guilty...whe n is new mexico going to uphold the death penalty and use it on these morons who think they can kill and not be punished...
JUST ME

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 7, 2008
WHY DOES HE WANT TO HAVE ANOTHER TRIAL? I AM A NATIVE INDIAN, NOT NATIVE AMERICAN. WE ARE ALL NATIVE INDIANS BEFORE 1492!!! ANYWAY, HE SHOULD SUFFER THE CONSEQUESNCES SINCE HE "MURDERED" A FAMILY!! THE SURVIVOR, MR. CRAVENS, HAS TO LIVE WITHOUT HIS FAMILY AS TO WHERE MR. HOUSE HAS A FAMILY. JUST SPEND YOUR TIME IN JAIL AND STOP WHINING!! TAKE IT LIKE A REAL MAN WOULD, ACCEPT WHAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU AND LIVE WITH IT, DEAL WITH IT.
sparkle

United States

#4 May 7, 2008
he could have gotten a lot more years and shouldnt he be getting out soon for good time anyway??? he needs to be thankful that he still has a life

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#5 May 7, 2008
Mr. House, take it like a man and serve your time!
love

Albuquerque, NM

#6 May 15, 2008
I dont think that the trial with more Native American's in the jury would have made a difference. This is sad for both families involved, yes i am sure he has a guilty conscience for what he has done. I have someone close to me who was in his shoe's we are so quick to judge, but this can happen to anyone! It's sad and yes we always find a way to say he deserve's it, no one deserve's any of this. Accidents happen...we all have differents paths of life and this is his. Unfortunately and sadly he killed a family of three. And he has to live with that for the rest of his life...
merryberry

Albuquerque, NM

#7 May 16, 2008
he is a loser and looking for a quick way out...he is the only one responsible for his drinking and driving when are people going to learn that THEY must take responsibility for their BAD choices...no one held a gun to his head and made him get drunk or drive...he made those choices on his own!!!
ABQ Skeptic

Las Cruces, NM

#8 May 16, 2008
House is a drunken indian, killed almost an entire family and should never see the light of day again. The damage this drunken indian did is irrepairable but still wants people to feel sorry for him. What about his victims?? Who is out there for his victims?? Screw this drunken indian.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#9 May 17, 2008
This dirt bag has come with just about every excuse imaginable on why he is the victim instead of the family he murdered by driving drunk.
Oopsy Daisy Albuquerque

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#10 May 17, 2008
love wrote:
I dont think that the trial with more Native American's in the jury would have made a difference. This is sad for both families involved, yes i am sure he has a guilty conscience for what he has done. I have someone close to me who was in his shoe's we are so quick to judge, but this can happen to anyone! It's sad and yes we always find a way to say he deserve's it, no one deserve's any of this. Accidents happen...we all have differents paths of life and this is his.
Unfortunately and sadly he killed a family of three. And he has to live with that for the rest of his life...
This was not an accident! This was murder by an irresponsible drunk! Never in all the years since the slaughter of that family has he expressed any remorse for the pain he has caused. All we hear is his whining about poor Gordon House. He chose to drink & dtive.
V for Vendetta

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#13 Jul 1, 2008
love wrote:
I dont think that the trial with more Native American's in the jury would have made a difference. This is sad for both families involved, yes i am sure he has a guilty conscience for what he has done. I have someone close to me who was in his shoe's we are so quick to judge, but this can happen to anyone! It's sad and yes we always find a way to say he deserve's it, no one deserve's any of this. Accidents happen...we all have differents paths of life and this is his. Unfortunately and sadly he killed a family of three. And he has to live with that for the rest of his life...
Gordon House was tried a total of 4 TIMES. The first 3 times the trial ended in hung juries. They kept moving the trial around until they found a jury that would convict him. It's too bad they don't do that for Albuquerque P.D. officers that murder people or rape 14 year old girls. Again, the concept of a Fair Trial in Albuquerque is:

The Fairer the Color of Your Skin, The Fairer the Outcome of Your Trial.
Woodard

Denver, CO

#14 Aug 12, 2008
Vendetta's attempts to justify House reveals his own racisism. No crime is justified because of another. The only reason House had so many trials is because his lawyers fought to have them staged where playing the race card would draw the most sympathy. Gordon House tried to excuse the death of a mother and three little girls because he had a headache! The man is beyond a drunk and a lier-
He is a man without a spec of integrity!
Sunny Delite

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Aug 13, 2008
House keeps himself in the news with his requests for more trials, so that he can be found innocent. He drove drunk and killed 3 little girls and their mother. The girls did not have the chance to grow up and live as he had the chance to do.
I feel as badly for the hispanic family that was nearly wiped out as well. And, had that man not died in that accident, I would hope that he would have served life in prison. Perhaps, his penalty is more severe than the one House received.
All of us, need to learn not to drink alcohol or do drugs and then get into a car and drive and if we do, then we need to pay the price and not anyone else.
RachPhoeb

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Aug 13, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
Mr. House, take it like a man and serve your time!
Enough said!! You hit it the nail on the head!!!
RachPhoeb

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Aug 13, 2008
Stuff it Bigot Boy wrote:
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What a biggoted moron you are. Who gives you the right to say white people get better trials than other people. BIGOT!! You probabaly served time for raping a young white girl and are pissed because you got caught.
What the hell does that mean??? We're talking about Gordon House not white, Hispanic or Native Indians. We're talking about a person who drove drunk the wrong way on the highway, killed 4 innocent people on Christmas Eve!!!! He lived!!! Whereas these 3 babies died with their mother!!! That's what were talking about here. Do you think that he's been tried 4 times and that he would get a different outcome?? I don't care if he's Indian, purple, white, black or hispanic he's a murderer and he needs to shut up and take his punishment like a man!!!!! Shessh!
Daniel Reinhardt

United States

#19 Sep 7, 2008
He should be made the poster child of true punishment of a DWI. He should spend the rest of his life in jail for killing that family, and spend 10 years per DWI Arrest prior to that families sad and abrupt ending.
What are you thinking

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Sep 7, 2008
love wrote:
I dont think that the trial with more Native American's in the jury would have made a difference. This is sad for both families involved, yes i am sure he has a guilty conscience for what he has done. I have someone close to me who was in his shoe's we are so quick to judge, but this can happen to anyone! It's sad and yes we always find a way to say he deserve's it, no one deserve's any of this. Accidents happen...we all have differents paths of life and this is his. Unfortunately and sadly he killed a family of three. And he has to live with that for the rest of his life...
So could you explain what part of this incident was an accident? Was it the part where he "accidentally" started drinking, or maybe the part where he "accidentally" started driving? Or was it the part where he "accidentally" drove the wrong way on the freeway and plowed into a family of 5 killing, sorry murdering 4? Please tell us what part of this “accident” you are referring to. Gordon House should serve the same sentence he gave to the family he killed. Since this isn’t a death penalty case he should have been sentenced to life in prison and never be allowed to breath of free air again.
David in Gallup

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Sep 16, 2008
Gordon House was the director of "The House of Hope" here in Gallup. He is not a monster as some of you claim, yes he made a big mistake on christmas eve but he was no monster. I was 17 at the time when I was in the House of hope and when I did wrong such as not go to class or runaway he would give me a lecture and he would start raising his voice to show me that I had to fallow the rules like everyone else. He gave me self esteem I wasn't getting at home. Yes I came from a broken home and Gordon gave me or should me the skills and tools to live a good life. The good news is if it wasn't for Gordon I would be a thug or on the streets or in prison. I never got in trouble after my stay at the house of hope. A lot of people don't know he served our country and did a lot of good in Gallup. He does have a huge heart and I wish there was something I could do to help him with his appeal. By the way I'm hispanic and I thought it was funny when Mr. House spoke to me in spanish, he was trying to get me to get out of my shell. May God Bless him.
If it wasn't for Mr. House my step father would have killed me.
PS. I was in shock just as everybody else when I seen his truck all smashed up on the news.
Outraged

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Sep 16, 2008
Well Mr.House should have "followed the rules like everyone else" himself and not gotten behind the wheel when he was drunk and killed an innocent family.

I'm glad he was able to help you to a better life before all this happened.
Gallup resident

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Nov 27, 2009
ABQ Skeptic wrote:
House is a drunken indian, killed almost an entire family and should never see the light of day again. The damage this drunken indian did is irrepairable but still wants people to feel sorry for him. What about his victims?? Who is out there for his victims?? Screw this drunken indian.
Are you aware of how racist you sound?

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