a wreck in front of the shell station

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#330 Jun 7, 2012
Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>Hang tight....it's NOT over...it's coming soon!
What makes you think so if you don't mind saying so. You posted as if you know what the rest don't. You know, if that man can prove his innocence that will be fine, I just don't want him to have an edge others don't have just because of who he is.
gotta know

Leavenworth, IN

#331 Jun 8, 2012
Wings of a Dove wrote:
<quoted text>What makes you think so if you don't mind saying so. You posted as if you know what the rest don't. You know, if that man can prove his innocence that will be fine, I just don't want him to have an edge others don't have just because of who he is.
you are right,everyone should havehis day in court first.who did you hook up with wings on here? are you married to one? just asking to be nosy.
hello

London, KY

#333 Jul 18, 2012
--TheHack-- wrote:
I very seriously doubt anything becomes of this. We all know this town and what goes on here. How many of the political crooks and cons have spent any real time in jail?
This to will be swept under the rug. Unless the victims family really pushes it. Even then with the crooks and cons, what will really happen? Not much of anything.
no rug sweeping in this. I believe the good ol boy system is mostly gone from this town. Not saying there may not be a few left but looks like for the most part these guys are truly doing their job and not even letting the public push them to make arrest before they have what they need for a strong case. Look we also have just had a former assistant chief of police arrested.
Good Ol Boy

Green Forest, AR

#334 Jul 18, 2012
The truth is they have to bring in a different judge and a different commonwealth attorney for cases like this. The good ol boy system is still alive and well. Do not give credit to the local system because they do not and will not have a hand in this case. That is the only reason he will be tried.
hello

London, KY

#335 Jul 18, 2012
Good Ol Boy wrote:
The truth is they have to bring in a different judge and a different commonwealth attorney for cases like this. The good ol boy system is still alive and well. Do not give credit to the local system because they do not and will not have a hand in this case. That is the only reason he will be tried.
it was a local man that took the evidence to the grand jury. This is what you people said wouldn't happen. The local man did his job and it was the same prosecutor that always presents case to the grand jury here in Wayne Co. Yes the trial may have to be moved if it goes to trial but that is a pretty normal thing to have a change of venue in a well known case. So far there has been no out of town involvement in this case. Face it there is change and people just want the officers and the courts to be on the take because nothing sounds better than cover up and the gossip mill needs that to try to run down any official they can.
tom cat

Green Forest, AR

#336 Jul 18, 2012
If I was guessing most of our police officers would rather catch a top offical as they had anyone else. From what I hear there is alot of tension between the court system and the police. Why should an officer risk their life for the court system to give them a slap on the wrist for a vote. And I disagree that the court system has changed, the news and other people wont let this case be swept under the rug or Im sure it would have been. I for one hope this former top offical spends alot of time behind bars and I hope the rest of the top officals that break the law get to spend time with him. Folks we all put our pants on one leg at a time. Stand up!
hello

London, KY

#337 Jul 18, 2012
tom cat wrote:
If I was guessing most of our police officers would rather catch a top offical as they had anyone else. From what I hear there is alot of tension between the court system and the police. Why should an officer risk their life for the court system to give them a slap on the wrist for a vote. And I disagree that the court system has changed, the news and other people wont let this case be swept under the rug or Im sure it would have been. I for one hope this former top offical spends alot of time behind bars and I hope the rest of the top officals that break the law get to spend time with him. Folks we all put our pants on one leg at a time. Stand up!
I guess that's all it was then just the news not allowing it to be swept under the rug, the news has kept up with this so well, that it has not even been reported on since it happened. Why can't people just admit the officer who worked this did his job. I mean every one on here said he wouldn't even be charded because the trooper working it was from here. Now he has done his job and the man has been charged and he still gets no credit for doing his job, you think you and the news deserve the credit. What a joke. The man and many other of these officers keep doing their jobs despite what you people say about the. You people can't even be like yea we were wrong and they didn't just sweep it under the rug. has it ever occurred to you that maybe the trooper did his job for the woman that passed away and you or the other people had nothing to do with it. I said from the beginning I believed he would do his job while the rest of you just kept saying he wouldn't now he has so the fact of the matter is your opinions are nothing more than that an opinion that you can not back up.
tom cat

Green Forest, AR

#338 Jul 18, 2012
I never doubt the police I feel they will always do their job and the trooper did his job in this case I never doubted that he would. Im sure he will do his job everytime. Im sure there are even some top officals that he would also like to lock up. My point is that even if the officers do their jobs the court system if possible will find a way to sweep it under the rug if it is a good ol boy.
Just the truth

United States

#339 Jul 18, 2012
The truth of the matter is that any of us could be in Rod's shoes right now. I hate that the lady died, but she did a u turn around the pumps at Shell and whipped right back out on the road if front of him. She never looked. It could have been anyone that she pulled out in front of and the results would have been the same. If he was drinking - charge him with DUI but not murder. It simply wasn't his fault and each of us are lucky we weren't driving there that morning and he just happened to be there.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#341 Jul 19, 2012
Just the truth wrote:
The truth of the matter is that any of us could be in Rod's shoes right now. I hate that the lady died, but she did a u turn around the pumps at Shell and whipped right back out on the road if front of him. She never looked. It could have been anyone that she pulled out in front of and the results would have been the same. If he was drinking - charge him with DUI but not murder. It simply wasn't his fault and each of us are lucky we weren't driving there that morning and he just happened to be there.
How do you now this?? How do you know that she didn't even look? The Grand Jury says they have sufficient evidence to charge him with Murder. Not DUI or manslaughter, but murder. Let's wait and hear the evidence they are going on. They said he was "acting without reguard for human life". What does that say? He has only been charged..not sentenced. He could still be found "not guilty". Who knows the outcome? The Grand Jury usually doesn't indict a person unless they have a pretty tight case against them. Remember that.
Sassy

London, KY

#344 Jul 19, 2012
Wings of a Dove wrote:
<quoted text>What makes you think so if you don't mind saying so. You posted as if you know what the rest don't. You know, if that man can prove his innocence that will be fine, I just don't want him to have an edge others don't have just because of who he is.
No, I can't & won't say what I know ,guess it's who you know & connections and in this case it's best not to put out all the facts just yet...but they will come out!
Sick Society

Jamestown, KY

#345 Jul 19, 2012
No one is going to win everyone loses nothing will change until the majority of voters become intelligent enough to elect officials out of public interest instead of personal interest and prejudice. If tejeda walks or gets the death penalty will make no difference whatsoever because you just can'T fix stupid The courts should do away with fines and jail and order people to stay sober and take up reading in their spare time and work 50 hours a week. Then we could expect some change for the good.
We waste far too much time finding someone we believe deserves blame and venting our misery and hatred on them. Sick, ignorant and hateful.
Sick Society

Jamestown, KY

#346 Jul 19, 2012
Wings of a Dove wrote:
<quoted text>How do you now this?? How do you know that she didn't even look? The Grand Jury says they have sufficient evidence to charge him with Murder. Not DUI or manslaughter, but murder. Let's wait and hear the evidence they are going on. They said he was "acting without reguard for human life". What does that say? He has only been charged..not sentenced. He could still be found "not guilty". Who knows the outcome? The Grand Jury usually doesn't indict a person unless they have a pretty tight case against them. Remember that.
Remember stupidity posing as intelligence? I remember a us attorney brag that the could indict a ham sandwich and all the judges and lawyers agreed it was that easy.
who knows

Hazard, KY

#347 Jul 20, 2012
A Grand Jury indictment is absolutely not evidence of guilt. If a charge is presented to the Grand Jury, it is presumed by the prosecution and defendant that there will be an indictment. (Just ask and it shall be given) Also, prosecutors routinely overcharge (ask for unrealistic and unsupportable charges) and then begin a plea bargaining process after the defendant is arraigned.
WOW

London, KY

#348 Jul 20, 2012
Is anything gonna be done to the Co. atty? He was with him that morning, just before the wreck. Why did he let him drive knowing he was not in his right frame of mind?

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#349 Jul 20, 2012
WOW wrote:
Is anything gonna be done to the Co. atty? He was with him that morning, just before the wreck. Why did he let him drive knowing he was not in his right frame of mind?
Stop trying to toss blame around. One person is responsible. ONE.
It's not the county attorney's job to give random friends or associates a blood test to determine if they can drive legally, and you are being stupid by thinking that there should be any consequence for not doing so.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#350 Jul 20, 2012
who knows wrote:
A Grand Jury indictment is absolutely not evidence of guilt. If a charge is presented to the Grand Jury, it is presumed by the prosecution and defendant that there will be an indictment.(Just ask and it shall be given) Also, prosecutors routinely overcharge (ask for unrealistic and unsupportable charges) and then begin a plea bargaining process after the defendant is arraigned.
I don't really think anyone who knows due process of law thought that in the first place. The prosecution presents evidence to the Grand Jury and after pondering the evidence they decide whether it is sufficient to hold them over for trial or not. They have nothing further to do with deciding the person's guilt or innocence. That is up to the trial jury to decide. Sorry, but they DO need supporting evidence to get an indictment. No, not everyone is offered a plea bargain to a lesser offense. Some are. I think you are mixed up with the person entering a plea. If they plead "guilty" to all charges then a trial is not necessary. They advance to a sentencing. If they plead "not guilty" and want to fight the charges then a trial is set.

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#351 Jul 20, 2012
I would say it is probable that we will end up seeing a plea down to manslaughter and total jail time of 10 years or less. It is pretty typical in these sorts of cases.

But then again, last year in Hopkinsville they convicted a soldier just back from Afghanistan of murder for a similar case. He got 20 years.
just curious

Hazard, KY

#352 Jul 20, 2012
_Ummm_ wrote:
I would say it is probable that we will end up seeing a plea down to manslaughter and total jail time of 10 years or less. It is pretty typical in these sorts of cases.
But then again, last year in Hopkinsville they convicted a soldier just back from Afghanistan of murder for a similar case. He got 20 years.
I wonder who will represent him? Or will he do it himself??? I wouldnt think he would have to pull much jail time. He has served the people for the last few years!
sin man

United States

#353 Jul 20, 2012
I am confident that he will obtain outside attorney. I dont thing for a minute he will represent himself. IF he is found guilty he will be given the consideration for min and max sentences as anyone else.

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