Woman paralyzed when shot by Jeffco deputy gets 6-year prison term
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Mar 28, 2013
A 24-year-old woman, who was paralyzed when she was shot by a sheriff's deputy, has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Brittany Kathleen Thurman was driving a stolen truck in August 2009 when she tried to speed off as Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Art Peterson, who was on foot, got in the way.
Peterson, who had identified himself as a police officer, locked his arm inside the open window of the truck and Thurman sped off. Peterson fired two shots through the door of the truck; one of them severed Thurman's spine.
Peterson was severely injured when he fell underneath the truck as Thurman attempted to race away from the scene on South Santa Fe Driver in Arapahoe County. He was in the hospital 10 weeks.
On Feb.1 Thurman pleaded guilty to vehicular assault, aggravated motor vehicle theft and resisting arrest in the case. She was sentenced on Thursday.
"An officer was seriously injured in the line of duty," Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said in a media release. "His injuries and near death experience warrant a sentence of this length for Ms. Thurman."
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#2 Mar 28, 2013
She was wrong to steal but the fact that a Officer was hurt shouldn't matter anymore than if joe blow was hurt..... The government enforcers don't deserve special court privileges (be it less jail time when they rob banks..apple valley 4 years ago, run of the court and hearsay accepted as evidence etc.)
#3 Mar 28, 2013
Pretty nice second guessing and nice judging AFTER THE IMMEDIATE DANGER....
#4 Mar 29, 2013
Slew support a police state and the government enforcers as a higher class..... you must be best buds with sarah palin
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