Saturday, June 30, 2012

Punishment phase of trial to begin Monday

Good job Jennifer and Laura!

Despite the headline the defendant was convicted of multiple sexual assaults of the same child.  He faces a minimum of 25 years to life.

New Braunfels man guilty of child sex assault
By Dalondo Moultrie - New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — Years of sexually assaulting at least one young girl caught up to a New Braunfels man Friday afternoon when a jury convicted him of continuous sexual abuse of a young child.

Beginning about 9 a.m. Monday a Comal County jury will hear evidence in the penalty phase of the case against Joel D. James, 47, found guilty Friday of repeatedly molesting a girl, now 14. The incidents lasted from 2007 until 2010, or from when the girl was 8 or 9 until she was 12.

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Just in time for Happy Hour!!

He just started a little early for the Jail happy hour.



Modesto Man Arrested For Public Intoxication After Arriving For Court With Same Charge 
CBS Sacramento -

MODESTO (CBS13) – A man accused of showing up to court under the influence is under arrest, and what got him arrested is the same thing that brought him to court in the first place.

And by all accounts, he tried to get to court, but instead deputies would walk him to the Stanislaus County Jail.

“He did make an effort to show up to the courthouse to attend his court hearing,” said Dep. Raj Singh, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.

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Battered woman

I'm not making light of the plight of battered women.

The writing was just so tongue in cheek.


Arrest follows dispute over pancakes
The Starpress.com -

A Muncie man was arrested this week on allegations he battered his sister after she criticized how much maple syrup he had placed on his pancakes.

Joseph Eugene Perry Jr., 47, was preliminarily charged with battery and strangulation. He remained in the Delaware County jail on Wednesday under a $7,500 bond.

Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of South Liberty Street late Tuesday morning after Perry allegedly grabbed his accuser’s neck and pushed her head against a cabinet.

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No good deed goes unpunished

Boy that will get the po-po pissed in no time flat!

Texas woman arrested for warning drivers about speed trap
By Alon Harish - ABC News

A Houston woman's attempt to save drivers from a speeding ticket landed her something worse: 12 hours in jail.

As she rode her bicycle home from a grocery store last week near downtown Houston, Natalie Plummer noticed police officers pulling over speeders. After she parked her bike and turned one of her grocery bags into a makeshift sign warning drivers about the "speed trap" ahead, an officer drove
up and arrested her.

"I was completely abiding by the law," Plummer told ABC's affiliate KRTK. "I was simply warning citizens of a situation ahead."

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Apparently a brainiac

Look further up please; those aren't her brains.


U.S. "Genius" visa attracts entrepreneurs and Playmates


(Reuters) - Shera Bechard, the Canadian-born former girlfriend of Playboy Enterprises founder Hugh Hefner, would not be an obvious candidate for the special visas that the U.S. government reserves for "individuals with extraordinary ability."

Playboy magazine named Bechard Miss November in 2010, and she also started an online photo-sharing craze called "Frisky Friday." Neither seems quite on the level of an "internationally recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize," which the government cites as a possible qualification.

But Los Angeles immigration lawyer Chris Wright argued that Bechard's accomplishments earned her a slot. The government ultimately agreed.

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Slight delay

I will tell you however that it's beginning to look pretty good.


Comal County Courthouse restoration behind schedule
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

NEW BRAUNFELS – The $8.6 million restoration of the historic Comal County Courthouse, originally slated for completion by August, is now expected to wrap up in October.

“There were a lot of change orders, and some unforeseen conditions that created delays,” Michael Vita, project superintendent for general contractor RBR Construction, said Thursday.

A billing dispute between RBR and subcontractors contributed to the delay, County Judge Sherman Krause said.

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POS arrested for dragging death of dog

Let's tie her to the back of a pick-up truck, no?

Why?

Because it would constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" under the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but its more consideration than she gave to the poor dog.

This should be her jury.


Dog tortured to death; woman arrested
By Robert Kolarik - Express-News

A woman is free after posting $2,000 bail in a case of animal torture in which a dog was dragged to its death, KSAT-TV is reporting.

Herlinda Trigo, 44, was arrested Wednesday afternoon near General McMullen Drive and Ceralvo Street, the station says, on a charge of cruelty to non-livestock/torture.

A man had called 911 to report that he was following a pickup that had a dog tied to its bumper south on Southwest 34th Street, the station says.

The caller said he’d flagged down the truck to point out what was going on but that the woman driver had sworn at him and sped off, KSAT says. The caller said he heard the dog’s neck snap and saw it die, then watched as the driver showed it to a friend who laughed.

The rest of the story: (Links to original article)

POS gets life

Good job Steve Harkins and Laura Bates!



Mata gets life, forced to hear victim's mom
By Dalondo Moultrie - New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County jurors apparently didn’t believe the defense’s theory that Diana Mata was already dying of a stroke when her husband Paul C. Mata beat her to death at their home in October 2010.


After testimony Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial’s penalty phase, the jury of eight women and four men sentenced Mata, 54, of New Braunfels, to life in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Water Hazard ?

This is exceedingly strange.

Was there an alligator in the pond?


Girl dies playing miniature golf 
Fox Sports -

An 11-year-old girl from New York died in mysterious circumstances Wednesday afternoon while playing miniature golf at a resort near Orlando.

A statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the incident at the Orange Lake Resort shortly after 2 p.m. local time.

"During her game [of miniature golf], the victim's golf ball fell into a small pond that is located inside the golf area. When the victim attempted to retrieve her ball from the pond, she screamed as if she was in distress," the statement said.

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Enjoy the next 40 years of your life Bub

No he didn't apparently know exactly what to say, did he?

A.)  He was convicted.

B.)  Texas doesn't have a "stand your ground" law

Oops!


Houston man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case
By Brian Rogers - Houston Chronicle

When Raul Rodriguez took his video recorder, cellphone and gun to break up a neighbor's loud party, he knew exactly what he needed to say to get away with murder.

“I am in fear for my life,” Rodriguez told police on the phone as Kelly Danaher and his friends tried to figure out why a neighbor they seldom talked to was luring them out to the street in their rural northeast Harris County neighborhood in 2010.

Danaher's mother sobbed on the witness stand Wednesday as she threw those words back at Rodriguez after he was sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting her 36-year-old son.

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Truly a pole tax

Paying for playing?



Houston slaps fee on strip joints
Houston strip clubs will have to pay a $5-per-customer fee under a new city ordinance, KHOU-TV is reporting.

Money from the fee will help pay for processing a backlog of 4,000 rape kits, the station says.

Attorneys for the topless bar industry say they’ll fight the ordinance in court, arguing that the city needs to come up with another way to pay for processing the rape kits because the court fight will delay collecting the fee, KHOU says.

The rest of the story: (Link to original article)

Undetected issues?

Why do this?  You only had a misdemeanor and a possession of a controlled substance.

Anyway, rest in peace.


Bexar inmate kills himself with plastic spoon
By Eva Ruth Moravec

A Bexar County Jail inmate committed suicide in his cell today using a plastic spoon, officials said.

Robert Rodriguez, 29, was found unconscious and bleeding by a guard in the administrative segregation unit around noon, Deputy Chief Ronald Bennett of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

“It appears there were self-inflicted wounds from a plastic spoon he had made sharp and used to stab himself,” Bennett said.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Political foodmanship?

Much ado about nothing.

But it now almost looks like the Apple logo.


Oreo Pride: Rainbow-stuffed cookie sparks boycott
ABC News -

America’s favorite cookie is stirring up more than milk today after Kraft Foods posted a gay pride Oreo on the cookie’s Facebook page.

Oreo posted the photoshopped picture of an Oreo cookie stuffed with rainbow-colored layers of frosting Monday evening with the caption “Proudly support love!”

Over the past 17 hours more than 157,000 people have “liked” the image, 40,000 people have shared it and 20,000 have commented on it.

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Chasing the Ambulance Chasers

Anyone who doesn't believe this happens in Bexar County is either woefully naive or stupid.

There are too many lawyers chasing the few and too much money to be made out there for the unscrupulous.

I'd say lets start cleaning up the profession.


Lawyer again accused of soliciting clients
By John MacCormack - Express-News

For the second time in three years, Alexander Begum, a prominent personal injury lawyer, has been sued in Bexar County over allegations of improper solicitation of clients, a shadowy and illegal practice also known as barratry.

In her suit, Debbie Suarez, a legal assistant in Begum's San Antonio office in 2011, claims the firm regularly solicited people who were in accidents, including some who were uninjured, with promises of money, rental cars and quick vehicle repairs.

Foremost among the solicitors or case-runners was Begum's mother-in-law, Rosalinda Dacbert, according to the suit.

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Trying to square the circle

How to reconcile the testimony of family members that she was a good mother to the fact she was convicted of beating her daughter to death?

You sentence her to 50 years in prison.


Mom gets 50 years in toddler beating death
By Sara K. Smith - Express-News

Andrisela Ng looked back tearfully at silent family members Tuesday as a jury sentenced her to 50 years in prison for beating her daughter to death in 2008.

Jurors set the punishment after listening to Ng's friends and family, including her ex-husband, testify that Ng was a loving mother who never harmed any of her four children, let alone 2-year-old victim Gianna Espinoza.

Ng, 25, was convicted of murder Monday in the death of Gianna, who was found unresponsive in December 2008 and died later at a hospital from internal bleeding caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

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Trial continues

Newest continuous sexual abuse of a child case began in Comal County yesterday.  Testimony to continue today.


Testimony begins in child sex abuse case
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — Testimony began Tuesday morning in the Comal County jury trial of a New Braunfels man accused of repeatedly molesting a young child.

Joel D. James, 47, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child. If convicted on the first-degree felony, James faces a sentence of between 25 years and 99 years or life in prison.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Armed and fabulous!!

Watch out for these guys!!


Four charged in Drive-By water gun shooting
The Smoking Gun -

JUNE 22--Four Pennsylvanians who fired water guns loaded with chlorinated water on a teen and her younger brother from a moving car now face misdemeanor disorderly conduct and harassment charges.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in a Lawrence County district court, the teen victim and her brother were standing in front of their home Wednesday when a silver Chevrolet Aveo with four people in it "drove past and fired an unknown, noxious-smelling liquid at her from inside the vehicle."

One victim--Gloria Sloan-Mallory--told police she "heard them laughing after they struck her and her younger brother.

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Overcharged on French Fries?

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to wit: French Fries!

Really?

Yes it was bad of him to this but an agg. assault w/deadly weapon??


Lowell man arrested for throwing French Fries at step-daughter
CBS Boston -


LOWELL (CBS) – A Lowell man is free following his arrest on charges he threw hot French fries at his young stepdaughter.

As a condition of his release, 26-year-old James Hackett must stay away from the girl.

Police say Hackett and his wife began arguing after leaving a McDonald’s. When his stepdaughter chimed in, Hackett allegedly threw the fries in her face.

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Murdering Mom

Justice for little Gianna.

Congratulations Catherine and Lorena and the Bexar County DA's Office.


Mom found guilty of murder
By Sara K. Smith - Express-News

Despite the defendant's adamant claims that she neither beat nor killed her 2-year-old daughter, a jury found young mother Andrisela Ng guilty of murder Monday in the toddler's 2008 death from head trauma.

Both Ng, 25, and her family burst into tears as state District Judge Maria Herr read the jury's verdict, which arrived after more than two hours of deliberation.

In November, a judge had declared a mistrial after one juror said he would kill himself if he was forced to change his vote to guilty.

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Jury trial to resume Thursday

Having been found guilty of murder on Friday; the sentencing phase of the trial will begin on Thursday.


Mata sentencing hearing postponed
Herald-Zeitung -


The sentencing hearing for Paul C. Mata, who was convicted of murder last week,  has been postponed until Thursday. It originally was set for Monday.

On Friday, eight female and four male Comal County jurors convicted Mata, 54, of New Braunfels, in the 2010 beating death of his wife, Diana, 43. He faces punishment of between five to 99 years or life in prison.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Dude? Really??


Jeeze!

Next time just pay for the damn Coke.


Teen tries to steal soda, gets stuck in vending machine
A 17-year-old trying to swipe a soda from a vending machine became stuck in the receiving slot, prompting an elaborate, hour-long rescue by authorities
By Monica Garske - NBC San Diego

A 17-year-old boy got in way over his head when he tried to steal a soda from a vending machine and became stuck in the machine’s receiving slot.

Police said the incident happened around 5 a.m. Saturday morning at the trolley station on the west end of 22nd Street in National City.

The teen – who police said is a student at Sweetwater High School -- stuck his arm into the receiving slot of a vending machine in an attempt to steal a soda and got wedged inside the slot, according to authorities.

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Where's the Beef?

We know where it is now.

I just hope they don't put it back up for sale.


Man stuffs meat in pants, then flees Oakland Park grocery, BSO reports

An Oakland Park man stuffed $53 worth of meat down his pants, darted out a grocery store and then ran over a man's foot as he fled in his car, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

Richard Homer Smith, 56, remained in jail Saturday and was charged with petit theft, failing to stop and remain at an accident involving injury and improper backing.

He was arrested about 9 p.m. Thursday for the June 2 incident at Publix at 1003 E. Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park. He was tracked down thanks to his license plate, which he tossed before fleeing, the Sheriff's Office said.

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It appears that this Debby won't do Dallas

Looks like no relief for the drought here in Texas.


Forecasters: Debby trains sights on Fla., Ala
By CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press, SUZETTE LABOY, Associated Press
 
MIAMI (AP) — Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby's outer bands lashed Florida with rain and kicked up rough surf off Alabama on Sunday, prompting storm warnings for those states and causing at least one death.

The death in Florida was blamed on a tornado spawned by the storm, while a man went missing in the Gulf of Mexico at an Alabama beach.

Coastal Alabama and parts of Florida, including the Panhandle, were under tropical storm warnings. Underscoring the storm's unpredictable nature, forecasters discontinued a tropical storm warning for Louisiana after forecast models indicated Debby wasn't likely to turn west.
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All sales final! No returns!!

Damn!.

I better take down my advertisement then.



Dallas baby put up for sale for $4,000

A woman who’s alleged to have offered her baby for sale in an online classified advertisement is being questioned by Dallas police, WFAA-TV reports.

A woman from out of state called authorities last week to tell them about the baby being advertised for $4,000, the station says. She had come to Dallas with the intent to buy the baby, named “Eden,” but got cold feet.

On Friday, the baby was found at a Dallas apartment complex, WFAA says. Apartment management had entered the unit to collect the rent and found the baby but nobody else. The mother returned a short time later.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

More bath salt mayhem

Great; at least he didn't then try to eat her.



Man 'high on bath salts bashes elderly woman's head with shovel before claiming he's an alien who can talk to Jesus'
By Nina Golgowski -Mail Online

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and an elderly woman lucky to be alive after he allegedly hit her over the head with a shovel while high on bath salts.

Robert William White of Glendale, California was apprehended by police after hitting the 77-year-old woman with the shovel after she saw him swinging it at birds.

'I hate you and I want to kill you today,' he told the woman when she asked him to stop, according to a neighbour speaking to the Glendale News.


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How cheeky!

How embarrassing for that poor woman.


Woman super glued to toilet seat inside Kentucky Walmart
CBS Cleveland -

MONTICELLO, Ky. (CBS Cleveland) — Better be careful the next time you want to use the bathroom at a Walmart.

Police were called to the store in Monticello, Ky., because a woman was glued to the toilet seat.

WLEX-TV reports that woman was stuck for more than an hour on the toilet because the seat was covered in super glue.

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Next time go to the complaint department

Don't piss off the employee.


Del Taco worker allegedly stabs customer who complained about his order
CBS Los Angeles -

HEMET (AP) — Authorities say an employee at a fast-food drive-thru window in Southern California stabbed a customer after a dispute over his order.

A Riverside County sheriff’s statement Friday said the man complained about his order to 28-year-old Gabriel Villalba, who worked at Del Taco in Hemet, shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday.

The statement says the confrontation escalated until Villalba stabbed the customer in the abdomen with a knife.

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Now in the Atascosa County pokey

Fast work in getting the suspected murderer.

Good job!


Suspect arrested in Poteet shooting death
By Hailey Konnoth - Express-News

Authorities have made an arrest in connection to a Friday morning shooting death in Poteet.

Emilio Villa, 35, was found dead in the 100 block of Avenue E around 11 a.m. Friday. Poteet Police Sgt. Luis Gutierrez said a suspect was arrested around 4 a.m. this morning, 14 hours after Villa was killed.

The suspect is being held in Atascosa County Jail. No name was released because the investigation is ongoing, Gutierrez said.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Unfuckingbelievable!

This has got to take the cake for sheer, what?  Desperation?  Arrogance?  Egotism?

Me?

I'd call it unmitigated douche-baggery.

Because nothing says "wedding present" like a donation to Obama's reelection campaign

From Hot Air -

It’s a fairly common practice for people with weddings or birthdays coming up to ask their friends and guests to donate money to a charity or cause of their choice instead of buying them an actual gift, and it looks like the Obama campaign just thought up the absolutely brilliant, not-at-all galling idea of capitalizing on that ritual. No, dear friends — this is not a joke.
Instead of another gift card you’ll forget to use, ask your friends and family for something that will go a little further: a donation to Obama for America. Register your next celebration—whether it’s a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary—with the Obama campaign. It’s a great way to show your support for a cause that’s important to you on your big day.
I don’t really feel the need to commentate further. It says so little, yet it says so much.

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Burgled his last burglary

Karma's a bitch ain't it?


Man breaks into Vt. home, cuts self on window, dies
Associated Press -

BURKE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a man died after he broke into a home by smashing a glass window and was severely cut as he climbed through it.

Police responded to a report on Wednesday of a dead man on the kitchen floor of the unoccupied home in Burke.

They identified the man as 73-year-old Duwayne Masure, of Sutton.

Busted

Wow, nice business plan I guess, except for the whole criminal fraud type stuff.


Edinburg woman accused of sham marriage scheme
By Lynn Brezowsky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE -- A 76-year-old Edinburg woman faces up to five years in prison plus fines if convicted of a charge she arranged sham marriages for would-be immigrants, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Santos Botello was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud. She was taken into custody Wednesday and is set for a detention hearing Friday.

Investigators say Botello since 2002 has paid U.S. citizens to get common law marriage certificates with foreign nationals, has filled out immigration paperwork for the couples, and has instructed them how to answer questions during their immigration interview.

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Happy 45!

45 Counts is a lot of counts to be found guilty on.

Was there ever a doubt?

Reasonably or otherwise?

Sandusky guilty on 45 child sex abuse counts
Associated Press



BELLEFONTE, Pa.  — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State’s beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno.

Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts. He faces life in prison at sentencing, which is weeks away.


Sandusky showed little emotion as the verdict was read. The judge ordered him to be taken to the county jail to await sentencing in about three months. Eight young men testified in a central Pennsylvania courtroom about a range of abuse, from kissing and massages to groping, oral sex and anal rape. For two other alleged victims, prosecutors relied on testimony from a university janitor and then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary, whose account of a sexual encounter between Sandusky and a boy of about 10 ultimately led to the Paterno’s dismissal and the university president’s ouster.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Another "Zombie" attack

WTH??


Latest 'zombie' eating attack: man under the influence gets naked, bites off chunk of man's arm
By: Kristal Roberts - ABC Action News

PALMETTO, Fla. - The latest in a string of “zombie” like attacks happened in a Manatee County home Wednesday night after a man under the influence went into a fit of rage and bit a piece of someone’s arm off during a visit with his children.
Much like the Miami face-eating attack, 26-year-old Charles Baker got naked, ate human flesh and wouldn’t go down without a fight, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
 
Authorities say Baker went to his girlfriend’s home on 25th St in Palmetto to visit his kids at 10:15 p.m. They say he was high on an unknown substance when he knocked on the door, then barged in, began yelling and taking off his clothes.

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Knock knock...BLAM!

Hmmm?

Home invasion or just a fatal argument?  Time and the investigation will tell.


Castroville man slain in LaCoste
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

The Texas Rangers are helping LaCoste police investigate the shooting death there of a Castroville man on Wednesday, which is thought to be the city's first homicide since 1974.

Timothy D. Gorske, 29, was fatally wounded after approaching a home on Uvalde Street just after midnight Tuesday and exchanging words with the occupants at the front door, said City Administrator George Salzman.

He said Gorske then staggered from the house and collapsed on a neighbor's property.

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It sucks to be you

Already twice convicted of DWI by the age of 25.

Nice resume.

Congratulations.  Now you get to find out about the"old" Common Law Felony Murder rule codified in the Texas Penal Code,  i.e. causing the death of someone while in the course of committing a felony, to wit: Felony DWI, because this was your third DWI.



Thank you Madam DA Susan Reed for taking this step.

Perhaps the same could be done to Larry Demers who was committing the State Jail Felony offense of DWI with a minor in his car, when they died in the crash discussed in the posting below?


DWI offender charged with murder
By Sara K. Smith - Express-News

A driver already twice-convicted of drunken driving has been charged with two counts of felony murder, accused of being drunk when his SUV struck the back of a car stopped along Interstate 10, killing a mother and daughter.

Driving-while-intoxicated cases that result in death are usually tried as intoxication manslaughter, but a third DWI is a felony. Causing a death while committing a felony can result in a felony murder charge.

A grand jury Wednesday indicted Christopher Hughes Lamar, 26, in the deaths of Kaylee Flores, 10, and her mother, Jessica Rodriguez, 28.

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The Angels weep while the Devil drinks

The last child he had is now dead as well.

Because he drank, because he drove while intoxicated, he has killed his wife,their mother, Roxanna Mendoza Demers.

Because he drank, because he drove while intoxicated, he also killed their four sons, Ezra, Jeshua, Abram, and Silas.  They will never know the joys of growing up, falling in love, becoming men in their own right.

All because their husband and father couldn't not drink to intoxication and couldn't not drive.

Why do I harp on this?  I have seen the human wreckage that selfish folks like Larry Demers leave in their wake because they cannot stop their drinking, because they are out of control, because they are in denial of their true nature.

Because we, yes we, allow folks like him to go on their way, to go on and continue to drink and drive, to drive and cause people to die.


Boy, 8 dies after life support removed
He was the fifth family member to die after his father crashed the family's car into a bulldozer
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

An around-the-clock vigil by relatives of an 8-year-old boy injured in a car crash ended Thursday when he died in his aunt's arms after being taken off life support.

Abram Demers was the fifth member of his family to die after his father crashed their car into a bulldozer early Monday on the way home from a Father's Day party at Medina Lake. His mother, Roxanna Mendoza Demers, and three brothers, Ezra, 1, Jeshua, 4, and Silas, 9, also died.

Still held in the Bexar County Jail's infirmary is Larry William Demers, 35, who police said was speeding when he lost control of the car. He is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

I bet Jimmy Carrter thanks God everyday for Obama being worse than he was

Yup they were "Green" jobs all right.

Green in the amount of dollars wasted.

And I thought I'd never see a worse president than Jimmy Carter!

$9 Billion in ‘Stimulus’ for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs -- $9.8 Million Per Job


(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration distributed $9 billion in economic “stimulus” funds to solar and wind projects in 2009-11 that created, as the end result, 910 “direct” jobs -- annual operation and maintenance positions -- meaning that it cost about $9.8 million to establish each of those long-term jobs.

At the same time, those green energy projects also created, in the end, about 4,600 “indirect” jobs – positions indirectly supported by the annual operation and maintenance jobs -- which means they cost about $1.9 million each ($9 billion divided by 4,600).

Combined (910 + 4,600 = 5,510), the direct and indirect jobs cost, on average, about $1.63 million each to produce.

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Brotherly love.............Not

I bet he won't get invited to many family gatherings in the future.


Man arrested on charges of stabbing his brothers
By Michelle Casady - Express-News

A 21-year-old man remained in jail Wednesday after police said he repeatedly stabbed his two younger brothers.

Milton Burnette Harris Jr. was arrested just before midnight Monday on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $150,000.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Harris went into his 11-year-old brother's room Sunday, placed his hand over his mouth and cut his neck, then stabbed the boy as he called for his 19-year-old brother to come help.

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Knocking over the Valero

One busy little beaver he.

Get a real job and put all that energy to good use.

If you can find a job that is.


Man charged in four holdups in one night
By Michelle Casady - Express-News


A man who police said robbed four Valero gas stations over the course of a few hours in early June was arrested this week on four counts of aggravated robbery.

Joseph Anthony Paez, 19, remained in the Bexar County Jail on Wednesday. Bail was set at $200,000.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, on June 9 Paez entered four different Valero stations across the city, placed a black handgun on the counter and demanded that the clerks empty the cash register. Each clerk was able to identify Paez in a photo lineup, according to the affidavit.

Reprecussions

I am sure the training commander saw this coming.

This may not be the end of it.


Training boss ousted in Lackland sex scandal
Wing commander's loss of confidence cited
By Sig Christenson - Express-News

The Air Force on Wednesday relieved the commander of a basic training squadron in which three instructors have been accused of illicit sexual contact with recruits.

Lt. Col. Mike Paquette lost his job as commander of the 331st Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. An Air Force lawyer stressed that the decision by Col. Eric Axelbank, commander of the 37th Training Wing, wasn't driven by disciplinary violations or misconduct allegations.

“Col. Axelbank, based upon a whole bunch of factors, has lost confidence in (Paquette's) ability to lead that squadron, and he has removed him,” said Col. Polly Kenny, staff judge advocate for the 2nd Air Force.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Facecrook!

Hah!

What a GREAT Idea!

My hat's off to you Sheriff Michael Saudino!

NJ sheriff's office creates 'Facecrook' site
Associated Press -

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey sheriff's office has a new website that's looking for arrests instead of friends.

"Facecrook" features the names, photos and last locations of fugitives wanted by the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. The site creates a map and users can send anonymous tips to help authorities apprehend those wanted on everything from failure to pay child support to committing murder.

Inspector Mickey Bradley tells The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/LeofWT ) he came up with the idea about a year ago and bought the Facecrook address for $17.

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BOLO

So a possibly mentally-challenged inmate escapes police custody at the Kerrvilles State Hospital and is to be considered armed and dangerous?

Brilliant.


Inmate on the lam after Kerrville escape
By Ana Ley - Express-News

Authorities are searching for a jail inmate who escaped police custody at the Kerrville State Hospital on Sunday.

Carlos Melendez-Martinez, 29, was being held on aggravated robbery and arson charges at the hospital, Kerrville police said in statement.

He is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall and about 160 pounds.

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Murder trial begins in New Braunfels

Trial continues today.


Murder trial testimony begins
By Dalondo Moultrie - New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — Testimony began Tuesday afternoon in the murder trial of Paul Mata, 54, the New Braunfels man accused of killing his wife of two weeks inside their home then telling authorities she died of an accident after an apparent drug overdose.

Attorneys in the Comal County jury trial before Judge Dib Waldrip began selecting jury members Monday morning, a process that concluded Tuesday afternoon. Both lawyers said the trial could last several days and possibly even stretch into next week.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Go buy a lottery ticket now!

Now that's gotta cause a headache of epic proportions!

Score a lottery ticket now cause you are very lucky.


Teen's remarkable recovery after being impaled by three-foot fishing spear
Yahoo.com -

Medical experts have been left stunned after the stainless steel spear narrowly missed every major blood vessel in the brain of 16-year-old Yasser Lopez.

A dramatic X-ray scan shows part of the spear protruding from his skull after rescuers cut down 18 inches of the spear from the outside of his head to allow doctors to carry out a full radiographic examination.

The freak accident occurred on 7 June when Mr Lopez, of Miami-Dade County, Florida, was on a fishing trip with friends.

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Corruption case

Convicted.


Lawyer convicted in cash-for-justice case
By Lynn Bresozky - Express-News


BROWNSVILLE — Jurors on Monday convicted a Cameron County attorney of all seven counts against him in the cash-for-justice scheme of convicted former state District Judge Abel Corral Limas, returning a verdict after about 10 hours of deliberation.

Ray Roman Marchan, 56, faces up to 20 years in prison plus up to $250,000 in fines for each count of the conviction. The charges included racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, aiding and abetting extortion under color of official right, and aiding and abetting honest services mail fraud.

Defense attorney Adela Kowalski-Garza said she was saddened by the verdict.


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Throw the book and then some at him.

I posted the story yesterday about the Mother and two of her sons that were killed in yet another drunk driving accident sad to say another of her boys died as well while another is on life-support.

The driver of the car they were in is now facing charges on four counts on intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

He also was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation involving possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. Apparently he has a long rap sheet as well.


Driver faces alcohol charges in four deaths 
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

A woman and three young boys died Monday in one of the worst traffic accidents believed to have involved alcohol in recent years.

Another boy is on life support at University Hospital after the single-car crash.

The driver, Larry William Demers, 35, was booked by proxy at the hospital on three counts of intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault in the fatal crash, which occurred around 12:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of Medina Base Road, near Five Palms Drive, officials said.

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They were hungry?

Breaking into Chris Madrid's?

Heresy!!



Pair jailed in Chris Madrid’s break-in
A couple were arrested in the wake of an attempted break-in and a break-in overnight in the 1900 block of Blanco Road, KSAT-TV reported on its 5:30 a.m. newscast.

About 1:30 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at a Chevron station, the station said. Security video showed a couple attempted to break into the station, but couldn’t get past the security glass.

About the same time, a rock was used to break the front glass at the Chris Madrid’s restaurant, which is just down Blanco from the gas station, KSAT said. Four bottles of liquor were taken from the eatery.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

A Clarion Call to defend?

Of course he should know better; he taught Constitutional Law.

The danger of this is where will it end?  Also of course, the potential for even more abuse down the road by other Presidents.


Curl:  Obama: A domestic enemy of the U.S. Constitution
By Joseph Curl - The Washington Times

ANALYSIS/OPINION:
“Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmationI do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.*

“* Unless, you know, 224 years from now, whoever happens to president simply decides he really doesn’t want to do that.”
- Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of Barack Obama’s U.S. Constitution

The Founders set the course in a simple, concise, 35-word affirmation — the president’s top job is to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution. The chief executive does, of course, have other responsibilities, but his guardianship of the document they had just written was deemed by the Founders to be of such great import that they made him swear it — aloud, in front of witnesses.

In 1884, Congress, having no set oath of office, wrote its own: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same …”

Little did they know then that 128 years later, America would face just that: a domestic threat to the U.S. Constitution.

From the very beginning, the president and his administration made clear they had no intention of enforcing laws they didn’t like. Mr. Obama and his minions decided that they would simply stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act, no longer prosecute growers of “medical” marijuana, and let some states walk away from provisions in the No Child Left Behind law (which, by the way, was co-authored by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and passed the Senate by a 91-8 vote).

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Wildlife camera functioned as advertised

Well it did apparently capture the "wildlife" after all.


Wildlife camera catches Austrian politician having sex in forest
The Telegraph -

An Austrian politician is in line to get up to £16,000 in compensation after a hidden camera used for snapping wildlife photographed him having sexual intercourse in a forest.

The politician, who has not been named, will get the money if a court rules the photographs violated his privacy.

Carefully concealed, placed well away from areas frequented by people and packing motion sensors the camera was designed to record the wildlife of the forest in the Austrian region of Carinthia but instead caught the politician's physical liaison.

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Church shennanigans

Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.

Its not the crime its the cover-up.  Okay its also the crime too.

Archdiocese goes on trial in abuse case
By Abe Levy - Express-News

Jury selection begins today in the Bexar County trial of a lawsuit accusing the Archdiocese of San Antonio of covering up a former priest's sexual abuse of an altar boy in Floresville in the mid-1970s.

Louis Paul White repeatedly sexually abused a then-12-year-old boy, the lawsuit claims, chiding the Catholic hierarchy for waiting until 1989 to defrock White and until only three years ago to publicize his name as an accused child molester.

White, now 69, was an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville from 1976 to 1977, when the alleged abuse took place. The lawsuit claims that he molested the boy in White's bedroom, a shop at the rectory and the church itself — up to three times a week for six months.

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