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Not-Guilty!!!! WTF!!!!

Big trial around these here parts came back with a verdict tonight. I am shocked and stunned.
Basic facts -
A doctor coming home at night from a country club hits and kills a long-boarder, throwing her 167 feet from point of impact. He leaves the scene of the accident, later claiming he didn't realize he hit anything.
Sees a huge dent in his car hood when he gets home. Initially refuses a breathalyzer, and a court order is needed for a blood test, where his blood alcohol content is .10 percent - a DWI in this state. And, the test was drawn FIVE HOURS after the homicide accident.

He was found
NOT GUILTY of vehicular manslaughter
NOT GUILTY of manslaughter
NOT GUILTY of leaving the scene of a fatal accident
NOT GUILTY of tampering with physical evidence
Guilty of DWI


This teaches us that if you have been drinking and hit someone, you are an idiot if you stop and wait to get arrested. Go home and hide until the next day and you will beat the rap.

Amazingly enough, something similar happened - I think about 5 years ago - involving a lawyer who killed 2 girls who were walking down the road. Same results, he had no penalty either.

I am appalled.
Damn, why wasn't I called for jury duty?

[Crossposted from DW. Apparently, I like to spread my boring Spam all over the Internet. And, I paid for both sites, so I should use them like a mad monkey. Comment at either place, I'm easy.]

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raichu100
May. 31st, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
dafuuuuuuuuq

that really is raeg-inducing D:
pjcaruana
May. 31st, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
The "good doctor's attorney" would not have chosen you to be on the jury!
sntmentalfkness
May. 31st, 2012 07:49 am (UTC)
Not even vehicular manslaughter? Okay, he killed a person unintentionally with a car. Isn't that the definition of VM?!

What in the funk?!
mewsing
May. 31st, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
I have no words. :(
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