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Clarksville man pleads not guilty to murder in crash

There are 12 comments on the The Leaf-Chronicle story from Nov 24, 2009, titled Clarksville man pleads not guilty to murder in crash. In it, The Leaf-Chronicle reports that:

MURRAY, Ky. - A Clarksville man has pleaded not guilty in southern Kentucky to murder in a traffic crash that killed a soft drink truck driver.

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wky woman

Frankfort, KY

#1 Nov 25, 2009
How can you plead not guilty to a charge like that? Whether it was two beers or twenty beers, he was still drinking and driving and a man lost his life as a result. The article said that he was also charged with attempting to leave the scene of the accident and dui. He needs to step up and take responsibility for his actions. He chose to drink and drive. I have no sympathy for someone who makes such an irrisponsible choice. He should have to pay the consequenses for his actions.

Since: Oct 09

Murray, KY

#2 Nov 25, 2009
wky woman wrote:
How can you plead not guilty to a charge like that? Whether it was two beers or twenty beers, he was still drinking and driving and a man lost his life as a result. The article said that he was also charged with attempting to leave the scene of the accident and dui. He needs to step up and take responsibility for his actions. He chose to drink and drive. I have no sympathy for someone who makes such an irrisponsible choice. He should have to pay the consequenses for his actions.
Its a felony. If I'm not mistaken, by law, a not guilty plea is automatically entered.
Planner

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#3 Nov 30, 2009
If he was drunk he should go to jail!

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wky woman

Frankfort, KY

#4 Nov 30, 2009
Phil DaPain, I think you are right. I was looking at it not realizing that his attorneys are probably going to try to plea this one out to a lesser charge. But, he did the crime, he should do the time. 3 hot's and a cot at the cross bar inn at least for the next 10 to 20, might I add, in some of Kentucky's finest resorts.

Ape Linkon

“Dont tell me my dress is black”

Since: Nov 09

Pig, KY

#5 Dec 7, 2009
wky woman wrote:
Phil DaPain, I think you are right. I was looking at it not realizing that his attorneys are probably going to try to plea this one out to a lesser charge. But, he did the crime, he should do the time. 3 hot's and a cot at the cross bar inn at least for the next 10 to 20, might I add, in some of Kentucky's finest resorts.
You been there?
wky woman

Frankfort, KY

#6 Dec 7, 2009
Yes, as a matter of fact I was a correctional officer at one point in my life for a period of 5 years. I know what it is like to be locked up for 8 to 10 hours a day, I could only imagine how aweful it would be to be locked up 24/7. But, I don't drink and drive or go out of my way to break the law either. I have never been incarcerated or arrested because I do know the consequences of my actions and I think about things before I do them.

Ape Linkon

“Dont tell me my dress is black”

Since: Nov 09

Pig, KY

#7 Dec 7, 2009
wky woman wrote:
Yes, as a matter of fact I was a correctional officer at one point in my life for a period of 5 years. I know what it is like to be locked up for 8 to 10 hours a day, I could only imagine how aweful it would be to be locked up 24/7. But, I don't drink and drive or go out of my way to break the law either. I have never been incarcerated or arrested because I do know the consequences of my actions and I think about things before I do them.
Is it true that women would put bloody tampons on their trays and send them through the lunch line?
wky woman

Frankfort, KY

#8 Dec 7, 2009
Don't know, I worked at KSP. Never even visited a woman's prison.
I know that some workers in the kitchen at KSP have been caught urinating in the kitchen sink and making shit burito's for the protective custody inmates.

Ape Linkon

“Dont tell me my dress is black”

Since: Nov 09

Pig, KY

#9 Dec 7, 2009
wky woman wrote:
Don't know, I worked at KSP. Never even visited a woman's prison.
I know that some workers in the kitchen at KSP have been caught urinating in the kitchen sink and making shit burito's for the protective custody inmates.
lol
sftr1

Mayfield, KY

#10 Dec 12, 2009
wky woman wrote:
How can you plead not guilty to a charge like that? Whether it was two beers or twenty beers, he was still drinking and driving and a man lost his life as a result. The article said that he was also charged with attempting to leave the scene of the accident and dui. He needs to step up and take responsibility for his actions. He chose to drink and drive. I have no sympathy for someone who makes such an irrisponsible choice. He should have to pay the consequenses for his actions.
He was arraigned in district court and district court CANNOT take any plea on a FELONY charge. He has to go thru the indictment process and get to circuit court of superior court before he can make a plea of guilty or innocent.
shut ur mouth

Clarksville, TN

#11 Jan 28, 2010
He was charged with attempt to leave the scene but when the cops pulled up he was right beside his truck. His truck was not drivable he couldnt have left the scene and he didnt even try to run.
wky woman

Frankfort, KY

#12 Jan 28, 2010
sftr1 wrote:
<quoted text>He was arraigned in district court and district court CANNOT take any plea on a FELONY charge. He has to go thru the indictment process and get to circuit court of superior court before he can make a plea of guilty or innocent.
Doesn't one have to plea "NOT GUILTY" in order to be sent up for indictment with the grand jury? Some counties do pretrial in district court for felony charges and some kick them straight up to circuit court for indictment and entry of a plea.If they plea guilty then it would go up for sentencing, wouldn't it? I could understand him taking the not guilty plea in order to fight the leaving the sceen/evading charge, but that doesn't change the fact that he had been drinking and driving. I was only going by what the news article said about him entering a plea of not guilty.

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