Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Justice came at last

It took a long timer but Justice was finally served in this case.

Rest in Peace now Jim Blihgsne, and may peace now come to your family.

10-year sentence in'93 DWI death
Man who was on the lam for 17 years gets the maximum term
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Eighteen years after Juan Carlos Guerrero killed a military retiree in a head-on wreck while driving drunk, fled a hospital and established a new identity in Mexico, a judge hammered him Tuesday with the maximum possible sentence.

But because intoxication manslaughter — and its stiffer penalty range of up to 20 years — wasn't on the law books when Jim Blihgsne was killed in 1993, Guerrero's involuntary manslaughter sentence was 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

“You certainly deserve more than that,” state District Judge Ron Rangel said. “That family waited a long time to get justice.”