23-year-old Victoria Gosserand "not ...

23-year-old Victoria Gosserand "not guilty" of first offense DWI .

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Concerned

Ponchatoula, LA

#1 Jun 22, 2010
I'm just wondering what's going on in this case. Where is she now? Will Terri and Kyle family get justice?
Ridiculous

Iota, LA

#3 Jun 22, 2010
Concerned wrote:
I'm just wondering what's going on in this case. Where is she now? Will Terri and Kyle family get justice?
Right now, they're awaiting the arraignment--which is scheduled for August 26. She'll most likely plead guilty then. It might take a little while, but she has piles of evidence against her. She will go to jail, and justice will be served.
sosad

Anchorage, AK

#4 Jun 22, 2010
Ridiculous wrote:
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Right now, they're awaiting the arraignment--which is scheduled for August 26. She'll most likely plead guilty then. It might take a little while, but she has piles of evidence against her. She will go to jail, and justice will be served.
I hope you are right. But I don't think she will plead guilty. I think she will plea bargain to a lessor charge
Ridiculous

Iota, LA

#5 Jun 23, 2010
sosad wrote:
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I hope you are right. But I don't think she will plead guilty. I think she will plea bargain to a lessor charge
Even if she pleads to negligible homicide instead of vehicular homicide, that means she will still do at least a year and a half in prison and have another year and a half suspended sentence. Both Terri's parents and Kyle would have to agree to that though. I don't think they want to drop the vehicular homicide charge--which would force a manditory 5-year sentence.
SONYFILMS

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#6 Jun 23, 2010
Its so sad to hear stuff like this...Is our Justice system broken?
Wait one minute

Blairsville, GA

#7 Jun 23, 2010
SONYFILMS wrote:
Its so sad to hear stuff like this...Is our Justice system broken?
Beyond repair

“Resurected”

Since: Feb 10

Destin, Fl

#8 Jun 23, 2010
How is this evidence of the system being broken? She is awaiting trial. There have been no plea deals or anything.
Post Turtle

Ventress, LA

#9 Jun 23, 2010
I don't think the parents have to agree to anything. Just the defendant, the DA, and the judge.
Ridiculous

Iota, LA

#10 Jun 23, 2010
Post Turtle wrote:
I don't think the parents have to agree to anything. Just the defendant, the DA, and the judge.
In any plea deal, the DA has to consult the victims or their families about the terms of the sentence.
Post Turtle

Ventress, LA

#11 Jun 23, 2010
Ridiculous wrote:
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In any plea deal, the DA has to consult the victims or their families about the terms of the sentence.
I think that's probably out of courtesy.
punished enough

Utica, KY

#12 Jun 23, 2010
I think the young lady has been punished enough. She will live with what she did the rest of her life and then some. I also feel if it was not for her family name and status this would have never been so publicized. She should have been kept in jail that first night, but thanks to our Sheriff playing favorites for the big shot family, this young girl will pay a price for his mistake as well. She was wrong to drink and drive, as everyone is. And because her family did not teach her how serious this is, she will pay for them as well. In my opinion there are many people responsible for what has happened. She may be a spoiled little rich girl use to getting her way, but she did not start out that horrible night planing to kill anyone. Nor, when she was screaming out who she was I doubt seriously she realized the magnitude of what she had done or the fact the other young lady was dead. I believe she should get five years for negligent homicide, then the sentence suspended, and put on 3 years probation with the clear understanding if she gets a traffic ticket for anything she will have to serve her sentence. I also feel she should be required to attend alcoholics anonymous meetings for the duration of her probation, plus speak to High Schools through out the state about what happened, and how it has effected her life. This would serve for better than a public stoning or her sitting in a jail cell for any length of time. I know many of you will disagree with me, but I feel the loss of the other girls life would also be better remembered and honored by other, many other High School students learning the valuable lesson Victoria has learned all to well. And, I must warn you, I'm probably not too far off from what will take place.
Post Turtle

Ventress, LA

#13 Jun 23, 2010
punished enough wrote:
I think the young lady has been punished enough. She will live with what she did the rest of her life and then some. I also feel if it was not for her family name and status this would have never been so publicized. She should have been kept in jail that first night, but thanks to our Sheriff playing favorites for the big shot family, this young girl will pay a price for his mistake as well. She was wrong to drink and drive, as everyone is. And because her family did not teach her how serious this is, she will pay for them as well. In my opinion there are many people responsible for what has happened. She may be a spoiled little rich girl use to getting her way, but she did not start out that horrible night planing to kill anyone. Nor, when she was screaming out who she was I doubt seriously she realized the magnitude of what she had done or the fact the other young lady was dead. I believe she should get five years for negligent homicide, then the sentence suspended, and put on 3 years probation with the clear understanding if she gets a traffic ticket for anything she will have to serve her sentence. I also feel she should be required to attend alcoholics anonymous meetings for the duration of her probation, plus speak to High Schools through out the state about what happened, and how it has effected her life. This would serve for better than a public stoning or her sitting in a jail cell for any length of time. I know many of you will disagree with me, but I feel the loss of the other girls life would also be better remembered and honored by other, many other High School students learning the valuable lesson Victoria has learned all to well. And, I must warn you, I'm probably not too far off from what will take place.
You're about to get your ass bashed to hell on here. Punished enough??? Are you kidding me? Somebody dies and somebody else spends ten minutes in jail. Sounds fair to me!
THOUGHTS

Jacksonville, NC

#14 Jun 23, 2010
punished enough wrote:
I think the young lady has been punished enough. She will live with what she did the rest of her life and then some. I also feel if it was not for her family name and status this would have never been so publicized. She should have been kept in jail that first night, but thanks to our Sheriff playing favorites for the big shot family, this young girl will pay a price for his mistake as well. She was wrong to drink and drive, as everyone is. And because her family did not teach her how serious this is, she will pay for them as well. In my opinion there are many people responsible for what has happened. She may be a spoiled little rich girl use to getting her way, but she did not start out that horrible night planing to kill anyone. Nor, when she was screaming out who she was I doubt seriously she realized the magnitude of what she had done or the fact the other young lady was dead. I believe she should get five years for negligent homicide, then the sentence suspended, and put on 3 years probation with the clear understanding if she gets a traffic ticket for anything she will have to serve her sentence. I also feel she should be required to attend alcoholics anonymous meetings for the duration of her probation, plus speak to High Schools through out the state about what happened, and how it has effected her life. This would serve for better than a public stoning or her sitting in a jail cell for any length of time. I know many of you will disagree with me, but I feel the loss of the other girls life would also be better remembered and honored by other, many other High School students learning the valuable lesson Victoria has learned all to well. And, I must warn you, I'm probably not too far off from what will take place.
What happens to personal responsibility and accountability. Or should we just overlook that as well!!!
punished enough

Utica, KY

#15 Jun 23, 2010
Post Turtle wrote:
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You're about to get your ass bashed to hell on here. Punished enough??? Are you kidding me? Somebody dies and somebody else spends ten minutes in jail. Sounds fair to me!
If I was afraid of getting my azz bashed to hell I would not have said what I did. Should I thank you for your smart azz warning?
punished enough

Utica, KY

#16 Jun 23, 2010
THOUGHTS wrote:
<quoted text>What happens to personal responsibility and accountability. Or should we just overlook that as well!!!
I never said anything about overlooking anything.
Ridiculous

Iota, LA

#17 Jun 23, 2010
Post Turtle wrote:
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I think that's probably out of courtesy.
Courtesy or not, that's what's going to happen. Ricky Ward and his team are going to get Terri's parents and Kyle in a room and ask them what sentence they would be in favor of. Their answers will carry a lot of weight because they are the vitim and the victim's family. And Ricky Ward will listen to them. Believe what you want, but he's been doing his job thus far in this case. Evidence of that was clear in the grand jury hearing. He fought hard to get Tori indicted on first-degree negligible injuring instead of second-degree--which meant pinning another felony on her. Tori's defense team hired a whole new lawyer just to force a conflict of interest to get the DA's office thrown off of the case. In the end, it's the judge's final decision, but don't overthink things here--Terri's parents and Kyle's feelings about Tori's sentence carry a lot of weight.
punished enough

Utica, KY

#18 Jun 23, 2010
Frankly, I think your upset because you know I'm probably right about what will happen to the Gosserand girl. Not so much my opinion.
Ridiculous

Iota, LA

#19 Jun 23, 2010
punished enough wrote:
Frankly, I think your upset because you know I'm probably right about what will happen to the Gosserand girl. Not so much my opinion.
Personally, I've quit stressing about this case because I feel extremely confident that justice will be served. I've talked to many people who have interest in this case, and their information has made me confident that in the worst case scenario, Tori will have to serve at least a year and a half in prison, do some probation and do as you said earlier--tell high schools about her story and the horrors of drinking and driving. Supposidly, she already went to rehab. That's why the first arraignment was cancelled. She will pay for what she did, and justice will be served.
sosad

Anchorage, AK

#20 Jun 23, 2010
Punished Enough, you cant be serious saying that she has been punished enough.She caused a young lady to DIE by her irresponsible actions.

But I think she will plea bargin and get a suspended sentence and be put on probation. Justice will not be served in this case.She should have to serve a jail term but I don't see that happening because of who her parents and grandparents are.
punished enough

Utica, KY

#21 Jun 23, 2010
Ridiculous wrote:
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Courtesy or not, that's what's going to happen. Ricky Ward and his team are going to get Terri's parents and Kyle in a room and ask them what sentence they would be in favor of. Their answers will carry a lot of weight because they are the vitim and the victim's family. And Ricky Ward will listen to them. Believe what you want, but he's been doing his job thus far in this case. Evidence of that was clear in the grand jury hearing. He fought hard to get Tori indicted on first-degree negligible injuring instead of second-degree--which meant pinning another felony on her. Tori's defense team hired a whole new lawyer just to force a conflict of interest to get the DA's office thrown off of the case. In the end, it's the judge's final decision, but don't overthink things here--Terri's parents and Kyle's feelings about Tori's sentence carry a lot of weight.
I agree. Now, I just don't Feel Terri's family is going to go for the jugular. I know they want justice, and I know they feel like everyone else has from the beginning about how this whole case has been handled, but I honest to God don't see them demanding the worse possible sentence for Victoria. From what I have seen of the family and things they have said, they want the Gosserand girl to pay, but I honestly don't think this family wants justice to go too far. They know all to sadly how much pain a family goes through when a child is lost. Let me try to put it this way, at this point I believe that they just want it over and done. Meaning they are living with much heartache and sorrow. If they see the Gosserand girl put away in a jail cell for a lengthy sentence I think it would just make them feel worse. I honestly believe if they could sit down with the Gosserand Girl and say their peace and hear how she feels about what she did, it would be the beginning of a healing process that needs to take place. It would be emotional and hard on them, but I think it would help them. I think after they speak with the Gosserand girl the Gosserand family needs to come in and sit down with Terri's family also and talk. You can punish and pin people up all day long, but there are things victims families need to say and they need to be heard.

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