I don't see why this guy was convicted of First Degree murder

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Don't have any sympathy for the guy, but 2nd degree for sure.



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    CHANDLER -- An Arizona man has been sentenced to life in prison for causing a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy. Judge Karen Potts sentenced David Wiggins, 32, on Friday. He will be eligible for parole after serving 35 years. Wiggins was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges that stemmed from the 2011 crash.

    Police said Wiggins ran a red light and struck the SUV driven by Dr. Greg Katsaros, who was on call and driving to or from a hospital. The boys' mother was out of the country so Greg had the children. He didn't have a babysitter so he took them with him.

    Around 2 a.m. Chandler police saw a white Toyota coupe spin its wheels and fishtail when the driver suddenly pulled out of a left turn lane to continue northbound on Alma School Road.

    Wiggins ran a red light at McQueen Road and turned north where officers lost sight of him as he "sped through the neighborhood at speed reaching 100 plus." Wiggins curved back to Warner Road where he failed to stop for a red light at McQueen Road, colliding with another vehicle.

    Wiggins got out of his vehicle after the collision and tried to hide from officers. He reportedly became combative as they tried to provide aid and took "aggressive swings" at the officers. Officers reportedly struggled with Wiggins to gain control for rescue personnel to treat him for his injuries. Court documents state that Wiggins had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and had slurred speech and watery bloodshot eyes.

    Wiggins' blood alcohol level was .235 and there was amphetamine in his system.





     
  2. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    he's one puffy forehead away from Downs Syndrome
     
  3. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    There has to be something else not in the story---If not, it could be overturned on appeal
     
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Drunk as fuck, hopped up on meth, running from the cops, and then assaulting the cops......he's lucky he doesn't get the Death Penalty :mad:
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Taken from the Arizona statute for 1st degree murder......

    ".......or unlawful flight from a pursuing law enforcement vehicle under section 28-622.01 and, in the course of and in furtherance of the offense or immediate flight from the offense, the person or another person causes the death of any person."
     
  6. HaroldJackson

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    Wait, so we are allowed to post The Shiv's mug shots now?
     
  7. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    I still don't see how that compares to what Jodi Arias did.
     
  8. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    I don't see the problem here.

    Wish this was the case more frequently for shitbags like this, then maybe people might give some thought to drunk driving.
     
  9. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    well there you go, not in the story.
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    The guy looks like a Grade A douchebag from the picture.

    I hope he's getting ass raped by the Aryan Brotherhood right this moment.
     
  11. Gunslinger

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    So driving over 100 mph, running multiple lights and evading officers endangering and ultimately killing a kid doesn't pass the smell test? :facepalm:
     
  12. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    LP, the Jodi Arias verdict...nor any other...is a benchmark for all convictions. It's situational provided it meets the criteria for the charge.
     
  13. NoddinOff

    NoddinOff New Member Banned User

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    I think you are about the last person who should be judging someones character by how they look, you're an old ugly bitter greasy haired shit stain who spends 90% of his geriatric life on a howard stern message board with people probably 20-30 years younger than you who dont like you.
     
  14. newcastlefan

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    that's kind of a broad definition: "while being pursued by an officer, for going 5 mph over the speed limit, 95 yr old mrs. mcguillicuty passed the Rula Bula Bar and Grill, allegedly causing the gay hooker on the sidewalk to bite down resulting in the excessive bleeding death of Mr. Murphy (the hooker's customer). Mrs McGuillicty is now charged with first degree murder under Az laws?
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Varies by state. In Ohio, for instance, (without looking it up) this would not meet the criteria for aggravated murder (1st degree).
     
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    1st degree conviction, sounds right to me.
     
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    because 2/3 of Columbus would be on death row
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    OMFG, check out this fucking angry nobody douchebag. :lol:
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    Read the story again, nothing in it says the police were in pursuit. It says they saw him, then lost sight of him. Like I said, something was missing from the story.
     
  20. dawg

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    I have no sympathy for this piece of shit, let him rot.