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    But the family of the slain driver believes justice must be done.

    "It was an accident. He didn't purposely do that,' Janie Tellez told KTRK. "Whoever did it is getting away with murdering my nephew. He deserves justice."
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    Drunk driving is not an accident. He didn't accidentally pour himself drinks and accidentally drink them. He made a conscious decision to drink and then put himself behind the wheel of a car.
    I hope the father gets a compassionate judge and jury and they let him go with a reduced sentence. He has suffered enough. I am sure even prison isn't as bad as living without his sons.
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    Reminds me of John Grisham's A Time To Kill.
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    "But the family of the slain driver believes justice must be done."

    Justice was SERVED! I really hope the father chooses temporary insanity and wins. I can't stand irresponsible drunks.

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    I don't think this was justice. But I understand the man's reaction. I don't think it was right and he should stand trial for manslaughter but I don't know how a jury would convict him of anything that will give him any worse sentence than he has now.
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    Completely inexcusable. While I feel for the man, it is not acceptable in this country to enact vigilante justice like this. I feel for the family of the slain driver, as well as the shooter's family - he's now putting them through extra heartache, having to deal with the consequences of his impulsive, thoughtless actions.
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    Okay, I just read the article, it said that the boys were pushing a disabled vehicle at night. Was it dark? Did they even have the lights on? There's just not enough info to even judge if alcohol even played a roll.

    Justice hasn't yet been achieved. Death isn't an appropriate punishment for vehicular manslaughter, even when alcohol is involved. And now the victims' family is further anguished at the potential imprisonment of the father/husband. Which he should be imprisoned. Sober, conscience choice to kill a person is at least as bad, or perhaps worse than the impaired judgment of someone who is driving drunk. Let the justice system do its job.

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    I looked up some more articles on this case because I wanted to know more. As a first responder who has seen the damage done by drunk drivers, I would have a hard time convicting the father of any crime.

    http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/nationa...ning-over-kids

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2KgMxximA
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaTeresa View Post
    Completely inexcusable. While I feel for the man, it is not acceptable in this country to enact vigilante justice like this. I feel for the family of the slain driver, as well as the shooter's family - he's now putting them through extra heartache, having to deal with the consequences of his impulsive, thoughtless actions.
    Thank you! I was growing increasing alarmed by the overwhelming support this father was getting! He KILLED someone, in cold blood. At least the other driver had the excuse of being drunk for his actions.

    This is what happens when everyone and their brother has a gun or two in their waistband/purse/glove compartment/under the seat, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    Thank you! I was growing increasing alarmed by the overwhelming support this father was getting! He KILLED someone, in cold blood. At least the other driver had the excuse of being drunk for his actions.

    This is what happens when everyone and their brother has a gun or two in their waistband/purse/glove compartment/under the seat, etc.

    No excuses for the drunk driver!He drank in excess that was his own doing.He in essence murdered 2 children by auto because he made the choice to get drunk and get behind the wheel. I have 0 sympathy for him,IMO He murdered with his auto if not for his actions the father never would have done what he did!I do not see it as cold blood,his kids where killed in front of him ,I would think he was in severe shock when he reacted!Me I would have just strangled him with my bare hands if it were my children!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babyslims View Post
    "But the family of the slain driver believes justice must be done."

    Justice was SERVED! I really hope the father chooses temporary insanity and wins. I can't stand irresponsible drunks.
    I agree! I wonder how drivers family would feel if it was their loved one murdered by a drunk driver!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeysmommom View Post
    No excuses for the drunk driver!He drank in excess that was his own doing.He in essence murdered 2 children by auto because he made the choice to get drunk and get behind the wheel. I have 0 sympathy for him,IMO He murdered with his auto if not for his actions the father never would have done what he did!I do not see it as cold blood,his kids where killed in front of him ,I would think he was in severe shock when he reacted!Me I would have just strangled him with my bare hands if it were my children!
    I totally agree with this post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    Thank you! I was growing increasing alarmed by the overwhelming support this father was getting! He KILLED someone, in cold blood. At least the other driver had the excuse of being drunk for his actions.

    This is what happens when everyone and their brother has a gun or two in their waistband/purse/glove compartment/under the seat, etc.
    BBM, NO NO NO!!! I disagree. Drinking & driving is not excusable.

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    I don't believe in vigilante justice. For one, it sends the message that it's okay to take the law into your own hands - which for some will mean a less severe situation (such as a response to road rage or someone hitting someone else, etc).

    The sad thing is - this family hasn't just lost two boys now, but also a father/husband.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belimom View Post
    I don't believe in vigilante justice. For one, it sends the message that it's okay to take the law into your own hands - which for some will mean a less severe situation (such as a response to road rage or someone hitting someone else, etc).

    The sad thing is - this family hasn't just lost two boys now, but also a father/husband.
    But he may have just snapped.

    I can't see how he would be in his right mind after witnessing his children being killed.

    I think this will come down to temporary insanity.

    It's not like he went after the guy six months after the "accident". It happened moments after.
    Although I don't see it as an accident since the driver was impaired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeysmommom View Post
    No excuses for the drunk driver!He drank in excess that was his own doing.He in essence murdered 2 children by auto because he made the choice to get drunk and get behind the wheel. I have 0 sympathy for him,IMO He murdered with his auto if not for his actions the father never would have done what he did!I do not see it as cold blood,his kids where killed in front of him ,I would think he was in severe shock when he reacted!Me I would have just strangled him with my bare hands if it were my children!
    I was not making excuses for the drunk driver. But neither will I give the dad a "get out of jail free card" for his actions.

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