Arraignment continued for DUI suspect

Arraignment continued for DUI suspect

There are 76 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Sep 13, 2007, titled Arraignment continued for DUI suspect. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

The arraignment Thursday for a Pico Rivera woman charged with gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old California High School student while intoxicated was continued to Oct.

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RIP Martin Jr

Irvine, CA

#63 May 12, 2008
Is there going to be a hearing today 5-12-08, or will the justice system keep dragging its heals?
RIP Martin Jr

Irvine, CA

#64 May 15, 2008
any updates on the rest of the hearing from 5-12?
RESPECT

Los Angeles, CA

#65 May 16, 2008
Melissa needs to face up to what she has done. Her and her family act like their the victims, smiling and laughing in court. Truth is your not the victims, you and your family should show some respect for the Granados. The Granados belief in GODs justice is strong. So please pray for the Granados to overcome this trial and they get the justice they deserve and that her and her family come to know the pain they have caused everyone who loved Martin. P.S Justice system is not always good.
SOMEONES DAUGHTER

Pico Rivera, CA

#66 Jul 29, 2008
I AM AMAZED AT HOW LONG THIS WOMAN HAS GONE WITHOUT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER STUPID ACTIONS. MELISSA, HOW COULD YOU NOT SHOW REMORSE TO THE GRANADO FAMILY? YOU HAVE SET A POOR EXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILD. MY FATHER HIT SOMEONE WITHOUT THE INTENTION OF DOING SO, AND THE PERSON DIED AS WELL. MY FATHER WAS OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT. HE WAS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN A PRISON. I WAS 5 YEARS OLD. TO THIS DAY HE HAS NEVER APOLOGIZED TO THE FAMILY OR DELT WITH HIS ACTIONS IN A PRODUCTIVE WAY. HE NOW RESIDES IN A FEDERAL PRISON 25 YEARS LATER FOR THE SAME THING....... I HOPE YOU DONT DO THE SAME..........GOD BLESS EVERY ARTY INVOLVED IN THE HORRIBLE LOSS. MAY MARTIN GRANADO BE FREE TO COMFORT HIS MOTHER AND FATHER IN THEIR PAIN, AND TO REST WITH ANGELS.
PG CONDOR MOM

Los Angeles, CA

#67 Jul 31, 2008
SOMEONES DAUGHTER wrote:
I AM AMAZED AT HOW LONG THIS WOMAN HAS GONE WITHOUT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER STUPID ACTIONS. MELISSA, HOW COULD YOU NOT SHOW REMORSE TO THE GRANADO FAMILY? YOU HAVE SET A POOR EXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILD. MY FATHER HIT SOMEONE WITHOUT THE INTENTION OF DOING SO, AND THE PERSON DIED AS WELL. MY FATHER WAS OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT. HE WAS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN A PRISON. I WAS 5 YEARS OLD. TO THIS DAY HE HAS NEVER APOLOGIZED TO THE FAMILY OR DELT WITH HIS ACTIONS IN A PRODUCTIVE WAY. HE NOW RESIDES IN A FEDERAL PRISON 25 YEARS LATER FOR THE SAME THING....... I HOPE YOU DONT DO THE SAME..........GOD BLESS EVERY ARTY INVOLVED IN THE HORRIBLE LOSS. MAY MARTIN GRANADO BE FREE TO COMFORT HIS MOTHER AND FATHER IN THEIR PAIN, AND TO REST WITH ANGELS.
We are all in amazement also, we have known this family for a few years, my son was friends with Martin Jr. please just be in prayer for justice to prevail. pray for his family and friends as we all got together to remember Martin Jr. this was the hardest thing to do as it as been one year already with no trial!
Martin Jr. is for sure looking over all that loved him especially his mom & dad; he is running with the Angels and probably teaching them a thing or two about football!

<3 U Martin Jr.~~~~~A Condor 4 ever!
Update

Santa Ana, CA

#68 Oct 10, 2008
Trial is set to begin on October 16. Jury and alternates have been selected. Everyone has been told to expect a 45-60 day process which is why it took so long to select jury members who would be available for the duration.
Mssing Martin

Redondo Beach, CA

#69 Oct 10, 2008
To Update:

Where did you get that information?

The October 16th court date is the date wheere the judge is going to make a ruling on the defense's motion for dismissal of the case.

The trial will take place after that--a jury has NOT been selected.
Rest in Peace Martin Jr

Irvine, CA

#70 Oct 13, 2008
Mssing Martin wrote:
To Update:
Where did you get that information?
The October 16th court date is the date wheere the judge is going to make a ruling on the defense's motion for dismissal of the case.
The trial will take place after that--a jury has NOT been selected.
Relax I am sure you are related to Melissa
Missing Martin

Redondo Beach, CA

#71 Oct 13, 2008
Rest in Peace Martin Jr wrote:
<quoted text>Relax I am sure you are related to Melissa
I can assure you that I am NOT related in any way to her. And if you were to go through my many posts on this subject, you would realize that I love and miss Martin very much because he was very special to me.

However, I do not want misinformation about the trial on this blog. So I posted that comment. It is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS that the defense asked for a dismissal of the charges. She was drunk, she killed Martin, she never even apllied her brakes because she was playing with her radio instead looking at the road!! I do not know on what grounds that the defense could even ASK for a dismissal!!
PG CONDOR MOM

Los Angeles, CA

#72 Oct 14, 2008
Missing Martin wrote:
<quoted text>
I can assure you that I am NOT related in any way to her. And if you were to go through my many posts on this subject, you would realize that I love and miss Martin very much because he was very special to me.
However, I do not want misinformation about the trial on this blog. So I posted that comment. It is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS that the defense asked for a dismissal of the charges. She was drunk, she killed Martin, she never even apllied her brakes because she was playing with her radio instead looking at the road!! I do not know on what grounds that the defense could even ASK for a dismissal!!
Don't let this get to you, we are all praying that the judge will feel the same as we feel "She was drunk, she killed Martin, she never even apllied her brakes because she was playing with her radio instead looking at the road!!"
I just wish we could do something more, I think the DA's advise not to show up in protest is wrong!

Please let me know if anything new comes up.
Norwalk CA

Santa Ana, CA

#73 Oct 16, 2008
The judge did not dismiss any more charges against Serrato. Next court date is November 21.
PG CONDOR MOM

Los Angeles, CA

#74 Oct 17, 2008
Norwalk CA wrote:
The judge did not dismiss any more charges against Serrato. Next court date is November 21.
THANK THE LORD!
Justice for Martin

Santa Ana, CA

#75 Nov 13, 2008
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp...

For those who need to see what happened
ziggy the killing Marine

Santa Monica, CA

#76 Nov 27, 2008
God played no role in this. We make decisions as reasoning, evolving human beings. First of all I would never cross a street without a cross walk. Second the city of Whittier should install MORE street lights on Lambert Road. I think all you bible bangers should shut the hell up..god this, pray that. Get an education you simple beings!!!!
Missing Martin

Los Angeles, CA

#77 Nov 27, 2008
ziggy the killing Marine wrote:
God played no role in this. We make decisions as reasoning, evolving human beings. First of all I would never cross a street without a cross walk. Second the city of Whittier should install MORE street lights on Lambert Road. I think all you bible bangers should shut the hell up..god this, pray that. Get an education you simple beings!!!!
I have never "banged a bible" in my life nor have used God or religion as my reasoning for Meissa's behavior.

So by that same token, Melissa did not use her reasoning when she decided to go to Happy Hour and then drive her vehicle with at least a .11 alchol level. AND apparently she didn't evolve, as she was playing with her radio when she plowed over Martin in the street. But all this would have been ok if he was standing between two white lines??

And as you may be able to decipher, I am educated. But we can still learn something from everyone.
The one who saw it all

Santa Monica, CA

#78 Mar 23, 2012
My life is completely different after watching a young man's life get taken due to someone who was a drunk fool. I have nightmares and think I see people in the street when no one is there. I have been diagnosed with PTSD.
I don't think anyone will read this, but one day I hope to tell Melissa exactly what I think of her. She is a coward and a disgusting human being. Would have had more respect if she had plead guilty and said what she did wrong. She didn't and in my eyes she is a killer walking free.

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