Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tonya Couch Mentally Ill?


While almost everyone thought it was a joke when Tonya Couch's son Ethan was able to escape justice using an affluenza defense, I have a feeling lawyers might try something similar when she goes on trial. By her own actions, it is easy to see how attorney's representing her might try to prove to a jury that she is mentally ill. While I don't think she is crazy, that does not mean they won't try another creative defense since it worked the first time for her son.

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Most Texans are sick and tired of hearing about how Ethan was able to get away with murder simply because he was a juvenile and had attorney's who successfully pulled the wool over the eyes of a judge. Sadly, it appears some kind of mental defect defense will be presented by Tonya's lawyers in order to save her from spending decade or more in prison. It's almost impossible to image right now that Tonya Couch will not spend years in jail, but be prepared for her to somehow become a victim when she goes on trial.

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Arrest Made In Mutschlechner Murder


A 20-year-old U.S. Marine has been arrest for the New Years Day murder of a college student in Denton. Eric Jamal Johnson was taken into custody in Arizona last night. Police have released few details at this time other than to say there is video of the shooting from a nearby business. University of North Texas student Sara Mutschlechner died on New Years Day after being shot in the head. Sadly, she was the designated driver for a group of friends just out having a good time when her life was so tragically ended.

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While I have no problem with Texans owning guns or drinking, it's pretty clear that guns and alcohol do not mix well together. Whether it leads to an intentional death, which appears to be the case here or a simple accident – Texans need to stay away from guns when they are drinking alcohol. If it turns out that Johnson actually did pull the trigger ending Mutschlechner's life, it will be not only a tragedy for her family and friends. But it's also a black eye for the U.S. Marine Corp - because Johnson would certainly not represent what the Marines stand for.

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