Law Student Charged With Murder

There are 20 comments on the Mar 6, 2008, WXIA Atlanta story titled Law Student Charged With Murder. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Just four days before Christmas, 24-year-old Shawn Washington gave Monique Doss and her boyfriend a lift to a car rental place.

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Bandito

United States

#82 Mar 10, 2012
Arthur wrote:
so ... is Adrienne ... hot?
There is something incredibly sexy about that girl.
Karen Stickney

Poland, ME

#83 Mar 11, 2012
Also the Abused Women's Advocacy Project's message of "Abuse is never ok" wasn't mentioned in the Snapped credits.
hospital staff

United States

#84 Mar 11, 2012
Thanks for all of you who have made comments faulting the hospital for shawns death. Good to know when I get upset and stab my child then take him to the er if he dies from wounds I inficted I can still get off by putting the blame on the hospital for not takin his injuries that again I caused more seriously. Good to know its idiots like u all out in the world to help me out. Keep it up guys
black-orchid

United States

#85 Mar 21, 2012
wow.i just watched this for the first time in south africa.so sad that shawn had to put his dreams on hold because he loved this gal so much.he even posted money for her flights from and back to university.he needed the money(more than she did since she came from somewhat rich background)and yet she killed him.a lot of women will die having never met a guy like shawn,she grew up with everything handed to her,found a great guy who was devoted to her and she kills him!!!..
Terry

Newnan, GA

#86 Apr 11, 2012
Money Bought FREEDOM wrote:
That is sad what happened to Shawn Washington. Her parents seem well off financially if she only got the shortest life sentence for MURDER. I wonder how would her life be on the outside. She will always be considered a murderer. Now that she has a criminal background I doubt if she can work for the criminal justice system. She has to live with her killing him for the rest of her life. I do not feel sorry for her.
Sorry but I was in prison with her and she lacked remorse and responsibility for her crime and was sentenced under the first offender act, her criminal history is sealed. She can seek employment anywhere
Terry

Newnan, GA

#87 Apr 11, 2012
Please disregard my reply, im not one to judge, that is God's job, forgive me adrienne
Neesh

Candler, NC

#88 Apr 29, 2012
tsu alum wrote:
<quoted text>. <<<< bless ur little idiotic heart, ur probably Adrienne, havent learned anything from ur stint in the slammer huh?? U live and learn from murder??? WhereTheyDoDatAt??? Smh
LMAO!
Judgement

Rio Rancho, NM

#89 Apr 29, 2012
This case was sad indeed because someone lost their life. Actually two people lost their lives that day and the hopes and dreams of two families gone. Everyone on here wants to pass judgement about what took place. Only two people know what happened in that apt on that day. We can talk about what we think happened but will never know. People are calling that girl spoiled but we don't know her, just like we don't know the victim. Five years may not be enough time for someone to serve for murder. But for someone locked up and their freedom taken away five years is long for them. Who are any of us to pass judgement. This young lady has to live with the fact she took someone's life. And not just anyones live but the life of someone she lived. The five year prison and 15 years probation was something that his family also agreed too. The DA talked to them to make sure they were okay with this. We talked about money and her family probably got her off but she was not a naive of Atlanta. For anyone who has been to jail or known someone in jail 5 yrs is not a walk in the park. I worked in corrections and I have seen people in their for all types of things and never serving nearly enough time for things they have done. Depending on where they are housed they have to worried about their own safety especially if the case is high profile. To have nothing but time to think about what they have done. That for some is too much. We don't even know what she dealt with while in there. Attacks, fights or rapes. Then let's not talk about trying to fit back into society once they are released. Being tagged a murderer for life. Having people google you and prying into what your are doing now. Not to mention future relationships. Where we think five years was punishment enough. The prison sentence is just a part of the punishment that she will have to live with for the rest of her life. With the social media she will never be able to live down what she has done. She will have to answer for it when judgement day comes. But anyone thinking she got off easy with fives years is mistaken. The prison time for her will probably be the easiest part of this whole situation. NOw that she is out will be the hard part. I'm not taking sides and I don't know what took place. I can say I don't think that her life will be as easy as everyone thinks. I feel sorry for the families especially Shawn's
TheWorldWeLiveIn

United States

#90 Apr 29, 2012
Just watched this episode of snapped for the first time. Perhaps the first offender act is something they do in Georgia. Had this VA she would have been charged severely. Her actions were wrong; and no matter what you can't justify murder because of someone's character. It should not matter what he did in his spare time...essentially, this is the person she chose. I don't care what you guys say, she will never be able to work in any law field. Her record will always be there regardless. May his soul rest in peace and I pray his soul is in a good place. She however has time to make peace with God, something he might not have been able to do. This is truly sad.
TheWorldWeLiveIn

United States

#91 Apr 29, 2012
I am just saying wrote:
Snapped is only going to share what they want you to know... Why was the hospital not faulted here? How do you go four days without finding out where the internal bleeding is coming from? If the hospital was more detailed then she would not have died. If her intent was to kill him then she would have continued to stab him and he would not have been able to walk out of the apartment. I hate that people feel that if she was being abused that she should have just left him... It is not that easy for a person who is in an abusive relationship to just get up and leave. If you are not in that situation then you can't say what she should have done you can't even say what you would have done because put in that situation you never know until you’re in the hot seat. Only the two of them knows what exactly happened and as long as she has made her peace then I feel she should be forgiven... What do you guys want for her to suffer all her life for something she did not do... she did not kill him she stabbed him the hospital with their lack of knowledge killed him!
Here's the thing, you can't blame the hospital. Basically, had she not put him in that state he would have never been in the hospital. This is the same for any victim that is hospitalized.
Crime reporter

Cartersville, GA

#92 Apr 29, 2012
I watched the case for a second time tonight and remember it being on the news when it happened.
She should've gotten more time, furthermore this should have never happened. You're in a abusive relationship, yet you hop on planes and fly back and fourth from DC to ATL paid for by his drug dealing money? How you gonna be in law school and associated with criminals?
Sad what happened, he didn't deserve that, however I do think the hospital did something wrong. Four days and then he dies? Something went wrong. Very wrong, but again I say Adrienne put him there and she should've gotten more than five years, probation under the First Offenders Act. Once probation is over this will never appear on her record.
TheWorldWeLiveIn

Atlanta, GA

#93 Apr 29, 2012
Crime reporter wrote:
I watched the case for a second time tonight and remember it being on the news when it happened.
She should've gotten more time, furthermore this should have never happened. You're in a abusive relationship, yet you hop on planes and fly back and fourth from DC to ATL paid for by his drug dealing money? How you gonna be in law school and associated with criminals?
Sad what happened, he didn't deserve that, however I do think the hospital did something wrong. Four days and then he dies? Something went wrong. Very wrong, but again I say Adrienne put him there and she should've gotten more than five years, probation under the First Offenders Act. Once probation is over this will never appear on her record.
While I agree with your statement, her conviction will always be there. I think people should really read up on that act. A defendants conviction is not completely expunged. It remains on her file...the only difference is that she does not have to state on any application that she had a felony conviction; and under the law it states that the information should not perceived as guilt. It makes the process meaningless. When a background check is done it will show up on her record. So it will be visible...and it remains visible for law enforcement and prosecutors. Not only that, other states do not have to honor Georgia's first time offender act. Ultimately, it will really depend on the state; and at the end of the day it will never be expunged despite what people have written on here.
TheWorldWeLiveIn

Atlanta, GA

#94 Apr 29, 2012
Also, she was fortunate because under Georgia's first time offender law, she should not have qualified due to the nature of the crime. Also, after really reading the law it places several stipulations on her and as I have already stated, her record can be used to disqualify her from working in certain fields. If she has any infractions while on probation she will go to jail for the maximum tine allowed under her conviction. Basically, she will have to walk on egg shells for most of her life. Not to mention her record can be used against her in future proceedings...not much of a win when you actually read and understand the act.
Karen Stickney

Poland, ME

#95 Apr 30, 2012
Shawn may have been abusive but so was Adrienne. Why couldn't she tell everyone that she was also abusive instead of blaming it all on him?
JeJuan

Los Angeles, CA

#96 Jun 8, 2012
Mary wrote:
I feel sorry for her. I think law students feel so pressured to use every minute well that it made her a little crazy and she'd spiralled out of emotional control by the time he got to her and when he asked her to leave it felt to her like she was being dumped on top of all the rest and she lost it. Just lost it. The defense evidence must have been good for the jury to split 7/5. The prosecutor said he didn't expect a second trial to convict her if the first was 7/5. So if she'd had the money to defend against or second trial, or the heart to go through it again she very likely would not have been convicted. I'm thinking she agreed to a plea bargain out of weariness and guilt. I also wonder this. She didn't go for vital regions to stab Shawn. I don't think she wanted to kill him. If he has an artery bleeding in arm or upper shoulder region.. why did it bleed into his head? Didn't the hospital have him lying propped in the bed so gravity would determine where blood pooled? Why did it take to long to determine that he was still bleeding and address the damaged artery? Did Adrienne kill Shawn or did medical error kill Shawn? I, for one, hope Adrienne can serve her time without incident, be released and build a satisfying life.
I agree, I totally believe the hospital us the one to blame for his death since it took four days to realize the area of blood loss. Automatically when they saw the stabs, they should have checked all major arteries associated around the areas of stabbing to rule out the massive blood loss! They coils have assessed the damage a lot sooner. Its sad he died the way he did. They r nurses n dr that should have known to check for those arteries!! RIP to shawn, n love makes u go crazy@ times
lenora

United States

#97 Jun 8, 2012
Rondigga wrote:
I knew this girl personally. We went to school together and I know for a fact that her man use to abuse her. Five years is penty of time especially since she was trying to be a lawyer. That dream is completely dead for her now. STOP being so blood thirsty.
I just watched it and I truly believe that she was abused and I so admire both families for the way they handled it all with each other. There was some love truly there. Amen
lenora

United States

#98 Jun 8, 2012
hospital staff wrote:
Thanks for all of you who have made comments faulting the hospital for shawns death. Good to know when I get upset and stab my child then take him to the er if he dies from wounds I inficted I can still get off by putting the blame on the hospital for not takin his injuries that again I caused more seriously. Good to know its idiots like u all out in the world to help me out. Keep it up guys
I feel the hospital did miss something that if had been found he would have lived. Seems to me there was some neglect in his care. Thats my opinion and I have a right to it!
Charity

Euless, TX

#99 Jun 17, 2012
That bitch should have got the electric chair!!! Just think if Shawn was your son, or brother, or father! She did not kill him out of self defense, she was just jealous and angry!
Cali girl

San Francisco, CA

#100 Jun 17, 2012
Thank you for the clarity. I have a family member fighting a similar case.
I am praying for you wrote:
I feel for all of you on here.
Everyone lost in this case. Shawn lost his life because neither he nor AD could or would walk away. For those of you who claimed you followed the case or read this and that, I would like to know where you got your information.
I testified at the trial. I heard testimony. I saw pictures. I saw bruises first hand on AD's neck, face, arms.
Shawn's best friend, who unfortunately could not testify at the actual trial because he was killed by police in a drug bust, testified at pre-trial that the day that Shawn died that he was whooping Ad's tail outside in front of them before he chased her in the house to finish beating on her.(check the court transcripts) Shawn's best friend stated that they laughed all the way to the hospital and that the hospital did not even think his injuries were that serious which is why he waited in the waiting room for over an hour before being seen.( check the transcripts)
It's very easy to make a comment or share your opinion, but I just ask that when you speak that you are not showing the world how ignorant you really are.
Five years is too long because she shouldn't have gotten any time
MsWright

Chicago, IL

#101 Jun 18, 2012
black-orchid wrote:
wow.i just watched this for the first time in south africa.so sad that shawn had to put his dreams on hold because he loved this gal so much.he even posted money for her flights from and back to university.he needed the money(more than she did since she came from somewhat rich background)and yet she killed him.a lot of women will die having never met a guy like shawn,she grew up with everything handed to her,found a great guy who was devoted to her and she kills him!!!..
I was very upset after I watched the show. I would definitely have loved to be his woman. It's sad how we as woman can be so petty.

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