Doctor Charged With Murder Denied Bond

Doctor Charged With Murder Denied Bond

There are 72 comments on the WTLV-TV Jacksonville story from Oct 4, 2006, titled Doctor Charged With Murder Denied Bond. In it, WTLV-TV Jacksonville reports that:

By Ryan Duffy First Coast News ST. MARYS, GA -- A first coast doctor accused of murder is back in court.

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Friend of Jamie

Nashville, TN

#1 Oct 4, 2006
This was such a smart choice for Judge Tuten! Dr. Chua knows what he did to Jamie, and until his trial when all of the evidence comes out, he needs to stay behind bars so as to not hurt anyone else! Supporters of Chua, WAKE UP! You will soon see that your support was mistakenly given and that "the good doctor" isn't as good as he tries to make out. Just as all people do, he only lets you see what he wants you to see. Now, you will see the truth!
Jerry

AOL

#2 Oct 5, 2006
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!!! He Did Not Do Anything Wrong!!
Friend of Jamie

Nashville, TN

#3 Oct 6, 2006
Jerry wrote:
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!!! He Did Not Do Anything Wrong!!
Okay... just remember the "proven guilty" part... you will see it again!
esquire

Norridgewock, ME

#4 Oct 10, 2006
Denial of bond doesnt mean one is guilty
Rob

United States

#5 Oct 12, 2006
We Support Dr. Chua

First I wish my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of James B. Carter. I also have lost many friends and throughout the years due to drugs and alcohol. It’s not uncommon in this day and age. In fact it’s rampant!

I was in attendance at the Glynn County Courthouse last Wednesday where Dr. Chua was denied bail by the honorable; Judge James R. Tuten. Close to one hundred of Dr. Chua’s patients, friends and family were there. My question of course is; Why would innocent men/women flee? Especially now when Dr. Chua has so much to gain by while proving his innocence. Answer: They don’t, and Dr. Chua. And for nine months he hasn’t and there is no reason to assume that he would all of a sudden change his character. Especially now!

In the courtroom that Wednesday there was a point when our crowd let out a collective, yet polite, collective gasp because we could not believe our ears about what was being said. Judge Tuten, rightfully so, would not give one chance of losing control of his courtroom and proceeded to lecture us, loudly and strongly, on policy and procedure in his courtroom for a good two or three minutes. Then, apparently he felt we needed even further reprimand, he continued with a scathing; “You people ought to be ashamed of yourselves!” On and on for another minute or so. Then continuing on further on what had been a severe reprimand turned into a tirade when the judge went on to address the courtroom marshal’s to watch this crowd closely and to escort anyone who makes a sound or gesture to the lobby.

Let it be known also that Dr. Chua has been denied spiritual consultation even by our beloved and esteemed Pastor Gabriel Cunningham.(Our Lady Star Of The Sea Church)
To my knowledge he is not allowed visitation from any denomination.
Dr. Noel Chua is a devout true lover of Jesus Christ. We have prayed, worshipped and fellowshipped on many different occasions. Ask, Dr. Chua, anytime to recite by heart the entire book of Philippians from Bible, he will do so with enthusiasm and ease.

That we should be labeled; “You people”, let me clarify who “US people” are. We are Christian, not split by denomination, race, or color. Some of “US people” may be Muslim, Hindu, or followers of Bhudism.“US people” believe in religious freedom, especially in our prisons and jails.“US people” are residents of St. Marys, Kingsland, Camden County, Glynn County, Jacksonville, Florida, Georgia and beyond. US people may have heritage from the Philippines, S. E. Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Central America, it matters not where Dr. Chua’s patients are from.
What matters is that; “US people”/"You people”, however you wish to address us, we are Citizens of the United States Of America!

“Ashamed of ourselves”? With an insensitive court and a prosecution team that has shown it’s self to be callous and deceptive as a runaway freight train …. No, the shame does not belong with US!

Kingsland
Rob

United States

#6 Oct 12, 2006
Equally unfair and completely biased journalism was on the day of Dr. Chua's arrest from his office where he was seeing patients. First Coast News reporter Ryan Duffy added to smear campaign by interviewing an unknown lady with a bag over her head. Actually there was not a bag involved but when you refuse to be recognized and are giving slanderous and false testimony it's the same thing as wearing one.
This is called "journalism"??
Please, Mr. Duffy, this is a murder trial not a presidential election character assination. Don't you have any scruples at all?
SUSIE

Solon, ME

#7 Oct 13, 2006
I WONDER IF THERE WOULD BE SUCH A HOOP LA
IF DR. CHUA WAS JUST AN ORDINARY DRUG PUSHER.
WHAT HE IS ACCUSSED OF DOING IS KILLING A
HUMAN BEING WITH THE HELP OF DRUGS. DOES HIS
PROFESSION OMITT HIM FROM PUNISHMENT? KUDOS
TO JUDGE TUTEN FOR TAKING CONTROL OF HIS
COURTROOM AND NOT LETTING IT BECOME A CIRCUS,
THERE SHOULD BE MORE LIKE HIM. AND IF YOU WANT
TO START QUOTING THE BIBLE I BELIEVE IT ALSO
SAYS AN EYE FOR EYE.
Friend of Jamie

North Anson, ME

#8 Oct 13, 2006
SUSIE wrote:
I WONDER IF THERE WOULD BE SUCH A HOOP LA
IF DR. CHUA WAS JUST AN ORDINARY DRUG PUSHER.
WHAT HE IS ACCUSSED OF DOING IS KILLING A
HUMAN BEING WITH THE HELP OF DRUGS. DOES HIS
PROFESSION OMITT HIM FROM PUNISHMENT? KUDOS
TO JUDGE TUTEN FOR TAKING CONTROL OF HIS
COURTROOM AND NOT LETTING IT BECOME A CIRCUS,
THERE SHOULD BE MORE LIKE HIM. AND IF YOU WANT
TO START QUOTING THE BIBLE I BELIEVE IT ALSO
SAYS AN EYE FOR EYE.
Amen, Susie! And... by the way, Rob, I am the lady interviewed by Ryan Duffy, and I certainly did not have a bag over my head. If I choose to remain (somewhat) anonymous until the hearing, that is my choosing. I kept my anonyminity (temporarily) for the family. However, those that know me, know that it was me, and they know where I stand in this case.
"You People" was not directed towards any particular race, religion, gender or ethnicity. It was directed at those that were attempting to make a circus out of the courtroom, and if you were one of those, as you say... shame on you, Rob!!
sadness

Williston, SC

#9 Oct 13, 2006
i was in the coutroom. no one was trying to "make it a circus" Some people reacted with a groan when the prosecutor asked that Dr Chua be held without bond; they were wrong in audibly reacting and they were rightfully chastised by the Judge which is what i would expect from any judge. As to susie's comment the Dr is accused of felony murder and violations of the controlled subtances act; in essence the charges are that he wrote prescriptions which were in violation of the law which is a felony and since the person that those prescriptions were written for died he can be charged with felony murder. felony murder does NOT mean you had intent to kill; it simply means your irresponsible act in commiting a felony resulted in the death of another. I would strongly recommend that all on this board refrain from making "i know" or factual type statements as you are potentially corrupting testimony in the case. If you are so certain of your position on either side of this then keep quiet and let the court system work. Convincing anyone here of anybody's guilt or innocence is usless; what matters is what happens in court.
Rob

United States

#10 Oct 13, 2006
Friend Of Jamie;
I commend you on coming out but you have to understand that someone who chooses to be annominious in that way really doesn't have any credibility and only can be thought of as a "smear" tactic.

What the judge pulled and got away with in court was his use of "You People". Terms like this should cause him great trouble with civil rights groups let alone the Georgia Legal who are supposed to be on the lookout for problems like this. But it's more than apparent they are not watching this case for some unknown reason.

"Circus in the courtroom"?? LOL!! Aparently you weren't there. The only "circus" was watching the D.A. and his partner put on their charade of "utmost authority"

There has not been a town, city, county, parish in the United States that has asked drug or alcohol abuse into it's community. St. Marys/Kingsland has been able to ignore their problem for sometime now. We can't afford to any longer!
Education as a community can only save us from many, many more un called for deaths due to drugs and alcohol in the future. We will mourn many times again unless we come together as a community and deal with the real problems that have brought us together in this blog.
DON TAGALA

Chicago, IL

#11 Oct 16, 2006
Hi Friend of Jamie, am a news reporter from Chicago, ABS-CBN News. Am doing a story about this case and I'm flying to St. Mary's this wednesday Please let me know how I can get in touch with Jamie's Family so I can air their side of the story.
Friend of Jamie wrote:
This was such a smart choice for Judge Tuten! Dr. Chua knows what he did to Jamie, and until his trial when all of the evidence comes out, he needs to stay behind bars so as to not hurt anyone else! Supporters of Chua, WAKE UP! You will soon see that your support was mistakenly given and that "the good doctor" isn't as good as he tries to make out. Just as all people do, he only lets you see what he wants you to see. Now, you will see the truth!
Friend of Jamie

United States

#13 Oct 16, 2006
DON TAGALA wrote:
Hi Friend of Jamie, am a news reporter from Chicago, ABS-CBN News. Am doing a story about this case and I'm flying to St. Mary's this wednesday Please let me know how I can get in touch with Jamie's Family so I can air their side of the story.
<quoted text>
Mr. Tagala,
It is very nice of you to be interested in airing the views of Jamie's family. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with their contact information at this time. The family does not wish to speak with the media until after the trial, due to the risk of jeopardizing the case. I understand that you work for TFC, so when the family is ready to talk, I will give them your contact info there. Thank you for your interest in this case. Please pray for a fair and speedy trial. All parties have been through alot in the past year.
Ironic

United States

#14 Oct 17, 2006
Friend of Jamie wrote:
<quoted text>

It is very nice of you to be interested in airing the views of Jamie's family. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with their contact information at this time. The family does not wish to speak with the media until after the trial, due to the risk of jeopardizing the case. I understand that you work for TFC, so when the family is ready to talk, I will give them your contact info there. Thank you for your interest in this case. Please pray for a fair and speedy trial. All parties have been through alot in the past year.
Friend of Jamie, what jeopardizing are you talking about? You've said a mouthful, ok more than a mouthful, here about the case and when the media comes a-knocking, you suddenly clam up? Of all life's greatest ironies....
Friend of Jamie

United States

#15 Oct 17, 2006
Ironic wrote:
<quoted text>Friend of Jamie, what jeopardizing are you talking about? You've said a mouthful, ok more than a mouthful, here about the case and when the media comes a-knocking, you suddenly clam up? Of all life's greatest ironies....
Okay, well the media was not "knocking" on my door, but on the families. It is not my place to provide the media with their info. If I choose to speak (for myself) with the media, it is on my terms, not anyone else's.
terms my foot

United States

#16 Oct 17, 2006
Friend of Jamie wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, well the media was not "knocking" on my door, but on the families. It is not my place to provide the media with their info. If I choose to speak (for myself) with the media, it is on my terms, not anyone else's.
like what terms? with a bag over the head? And yes, you've been "speaking on your own terms" here in the internet, a powerful medium just like print and television
Martin

North Anson, ME

#17 Oct 25, 2006
Have Jamie and his mother, who supposedly is an R.N., concealed the fact that Jamie was in drug rehab when Dr. Chua hired him? Many, many drug sample are available in a doctor's office. When Dr. Chua found Jamie, according to the news media, he called 911, leaving the scene untouched. If he had any complicity in the young man's death, would he not have cleaned up the area, gotten rid of the "half empty syringe, holding a clear liquid" and the "white powder in a plastic bag," and all the drugs he supposedly had prescribed?
It is tragic that a young man lost his life and I offer his family my heart felt condolences. Should we, however, add insult to injury by treating a physician with a 15 year flawless career as a hardened criminal? The attendants of the nursing home in New Orleans, who left their jobs and left some thirty helpless patients behind to be killed by Katerina, are free on bond.
I was in the courtroom during the bail hearing. I was insulted by the judge's tirade. He could have simply banged his gavel and said "order in the court." Someone needs to remind this "servant of the public" that it is this same public he ridiculed upon which he depends for his income.
patient rebecca

Philippines

#18 Oct 30, 2006
i know dr. chua personally.he is a christian. he is a victim of circumtances. he is innocent coz if he is guilty he should have left after the incident since it happened 9 months ago and yet he has been doing his usual job treating and helping his patient. the only mistake he has done is that he is too generous in helping people to the extent of jeopardizing his career.
sad

United States

#19 Oct 30, 2006
Just goes to show that kindness is not always a virtue. Some people will abuse your kindness and when they don't benefit anymore, you suddenly are nothing to them
Really

Venice, FL

#20 Oct 30, 2006
I really dispise how you people equate a "religious" or "christian" person with one who commits no sin. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

If he's innocent, let the facts speak for themselves but STOP throwing religion into it. It's dumb. How many pedophiles, rapists and murderers have been "men of the cloth"?!

USE SOMETHING ELSE TO JUSTIFY HIS POSITION
for Really

United States

#21 Oct 30, 2006
Martin wrote:
Have Jamie and his mother, who supposedly is an R.N., concealed the fact that Jamie was in drug rehab when Dr. Chua hired him? Many, many drug sample are available in a doctor's office. When Dr. Chua found Jamie, according to the news media, he called 911, leaving the scene untouched. If he had any complicity in the young man's death, would he not have cleaned up the area, gotten rid of the "half empty syringe, holding a clear liquid" and the "white powder in a plastic bag," and all the drugs he supposedly had prescribed?
It is tragic that a young man lost his life and I offer his family my heart felt condolences. Should we, however, add insult to injury by treating a physician with a 15 year flawless career as a hardened criminal?
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