Found Deceased AL - Paighton Houston, 29, left bar with 2 men, Birmingham, 20 Dec 2019 #2

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  1. bestill

    bestill It's a Disney Day for SC Inmate 00378074

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    Good questions.
     


  2. BlinkOfAnI

    BlinkOfAnI Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree. I didn't mean to minimize the loss. I guess I am coming from personal perspective which probably seems crazy to others (and understandably so). Knowing the horrible things other parents have suffered in their losses makes me aware that even in the tragic loss of my son, death and loss can be worse based on situation. I hope that makes sense
     
  3. Knox

    Knox #justiceforMoni ~

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    WS is giving me fits today! Page won't load.

    Has there been an arrest yet?
     
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  4. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Thanks for the reminder of what's become a national crisis of counterfeit drugs flooding the market -- and most laced with fentanyl and immediate death.

    This epidemic does not discriminate and taking the lives of the young, old, accomplished, wealthy, the vulnerable, and the poor.
     
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  5. Kurzz10

    Kurzz10 Well-Known Member

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    Not yet as of last ive seen in msm.
     
  6. bestill

    bestill It's a Disney Day for SC Inmate 00378074

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    No.
     
  7. Steph8angels

    Steph8angels Eye in the Sky

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    Paighton may your spirit soar and shine bright.
    No matter what you are a warrior of light.
    Her family can give her dignity now.
    STRENGHTH
    Moment of silence

    Now I want to see an ARREST or ARRESTEES IN CUSTODY
     
  8. BlinkOfAnI

    BlinkOfAnI Well-Known Member

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    And if that was the case I sooooo agree. I am heartbroken for this family. And for PH.
     
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  9. thesaint

    thesaint Well-Known Member

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    Life in prison for reckless homicide or DIH (Drug Induced Homicide):

    In 15 states where data was available, The New York Times found more than 1,000 prosecutions or arrests in accidental overdose deaths since 2015. Between 2015 and 2017, the number of cases nearly doubled. Dozens more cases were documented in news reports. In all, overdose prosecutions were found in 36 states, with charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder.

    They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?

    Why Heroin Addicts Are Being Charged With Murder


    No idea if that's what happened in this case. But it seems like a bad policy being championed by individual district attorneys to score political points by appearing to be doing something about opioids.
     
  10. Noharg

    Noharg Well-Known Member

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    j_in_c Well-Known Member

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    This organization works to pass laws protecting individuals who call 911 for an overdose from then being prosecuted (good samaritan overdose laws).
    911 Good Samaritan Laws

    My mom worked in NYC hospitals forever ago and recalls cars driving up, sending a body in a wheelchair rolling thru the ER doors and taking off. She was shocked the first time it happened (night shift of course) and her co-worker knew exactly what it was immediately (they used Narcan back then too). I suppose even that is too risky nowadays, but I do think some legal protections to encourage people to do the right thing (even if they were making poor decisions in other aspects) would save lives.
     
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    Thank you for this. I was just wondering if others were using with someone who overdosed had any sort of protection or if that would be a reason for someone to not get help.
     
  13. Dotrat

    Dotrat OFD and proud

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    So sad with this outcome, prayers for her family and friends, hope answers and justice come quickly.
     
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    New here and read every single post here since she was missing.
    Heartbreaking outcome.
    Will continue to follow until this investigation is complete for this Angel.
    Condolences to the entire family. RIP
     
  15. ChuckInHouston

    ChuckInHouston Well-Known Member

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    Just my thoughts. Usually the simplest answer is the right one. LE is not saying murder investigation because they do not know yet. Nothing worse than making that kind of mistake then having to recant.
     
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    <modsnip: quoted post was removed as off topic> ... in order for Paighton to go on a bender, wouldn't she have had to withdraw money from her account? It hadn't been stated if she had any cash on her, but the fact that her bank account hadn't been touched would mean that IF she had gone on a bender she was hoping for a free ride if she didn't have cash on her, OR perhaps she planned on paying a different way?? I am NOT saying that's what she did or what was planned AT ALL. I have friends that have done that and they have confessed to me it wasn't their finest hour.
    BUT, with that said, I was just wondering as to how an accidental OD could occur unless 1- she had cash 2- someone else was supplying it or 3- she had other means of payment. (Even gettin it on a front with a "I'll pay ya on such and such day). All things that came to mind when the drug aspect kept coming up.
    R.I.P. Paighton, fly free and help guide us to getting you Justice
     
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    Cato...I am so sorry to hear about what you've been through. Big Hug to you
     
  18. Noharg

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    I know there has not been a COD, but she didn’t put herself in a shallow grave.

    MOO
     
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    This may be going out on a limb, but let’s say this was an OD. Is there any possibility, that someone could have taken advantage of the fact that she was a recovering addict and forced her to do the drugs causing an overdose.
     
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    Why would someone do that? Are you suggesting they wanted to do her harm, and knowing she was an addict took advantage of the fact that they could make it look like an OD?

    No, IMO. Shooting someone up while they are fighting against you as I assume she would be in that scenario, would be very tough (it’s hard enough to get a good vein while holding perfectly still). Her body would probably show signs of a struggle as well.
     
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