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    Each crime will be judged on its own merits, individually. Hardly ever is there a crime that doesn't involve more than one person, however, the crimes are separate. This lady's sentencing will be determined based on the severity of her own involvement and Joe Schome Booze-Wagon will hold no weight on whatever outcome becomes of her... and vice versa.

    I don't know the technical statutes but:
    The man's crimes: DWI/DUI, hit and run.

    The lady's: Cross walk infraction, manslaughter.

    The law determines the lady to be the one directly responsible for the death (and rightfully so), therefore she has a pretty hefty sentencing on her back. The man was driving on a road (speeding or not/impaired or not, pretty sure there's no proof) where no cross-walk was posted. Therefore, he is not held at fault for the fatality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignite View Post
    Each crime will be judged on its own merits, individually. Hardly ever is there a crime that doesn't involve more than one person, however, the crimes are separate. This lady's sentencing will be determined based on the severity of her own involvement and Joe Schome Booze-Wagon will hold no weight on whatever outcome becomes of her... and vice versa.
    Then why didn't she go to jail?

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    Well, it appears her court appearance is pending...

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    I really don't see her receiving 3 years though... Sensationalism has it that the news stories are going to report the most severe outcome possible. The media likes to see people like us debating and making a stink.

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    She got probation and the option for a new trial.

    http://www.11alive.com/rss/article/1...over-probation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignite View Post
    Each crime will be judged on its own merits, individually. Hardly ever is there a crime that doesn't involve more than one person, however, the crimes are separate. This lady's sentencing will be determined based on the severity of her own involvement and Joe Schome Booze-Wagon will hold no weight on whatever outcome becomes of her... and vice versa.

    I don't know the technical statutes but:
    The man's crimes: DWI/DUI, hit and run.

    The lady's: Cross walk infraction, manslaughter.

    The law determines the lady to be the one directly responsible for the death (and rightfully so), therefore she has a pretty hefty sentencing on her back. The man was driving on a road (speeding or not/impaired or not, pretty sure there's no proof) where no cross-walk was posted. Therefore, he is not held at fault for the fatality.
    I already posted the exact statutes.

    She was charged with homicide by vehicle (second degree) and reckless conduct. Here are the exact statutes:


    Homicide by Vehicle
    (b) Any person who causes the death of another person, without an intention to do so, by violating any provision of this title other than subsection (a) of Code Section 40-6-163 or subsection (b) of Code Section 40-6-270 or Code Section 40-6-390 or 40-6-391 or subsection (a) of Code Section 40-6-395 commits the offense of homicide by vehicle in the second degree when such violation is the cause of said death and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Code Section 17-10-3.

    Was her jaywalking really the cause of her kid's death in the same way that, say, accidentally crossing the yellow line in traffic and having a head-on collision resulting in the death of a passenger is the cause of the passenger's death?


    Reckless Conduct
    (b) A person who causes bodily harm to or endangers the bodily safety of another person by consciously disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk that his act or omission will cause harm or endanger the safety of the other person and the disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    Does jaywalking really count? By crossing to the median, was she "disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk that her act will cause harm or endanger the safety of the other person?" And was it "a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation?"
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    Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignite View Post
    Cool.
    Well, be informed.
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    I knew the article contained the statutes but didn't feel like going to the website to retrieve them. Jail me.

    My point was made with/without the technical statutes, so...

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