- Dec 28, 2009
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Not unexpected... more excuses
...NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Attorneys for Deja Taylor say she should be able to remain on bond despite acknowledging that she indeed broke the terms of it by testing positive for drugs. Prosecutors …www.wavy.com
Prosecutors asked for Taylor’s bond to be revoked in a Sept. 1 motion filed in federal court after she tested positive for marijuana July 19, and tested positive for cocaine and marijuana Aug. 25.
However, in response to that filing Sept. 13, her attorneys say she should remain on bond because she has shown progress in dealing with her substance abuse issues.
Also, they say that despite four positive drug tests since Aug. 25, the levels of the drugs are going down “and show that Ms. Taylor is abstaining from this drug.”
A motion hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 in Newport News.
They say the positive test for cocaine “was an aberration and likely caused from her use of marijuana unknowingly laced with cocaine,” and that she has had “regular and full compliance” with those running the Mental Health Services counseling program.
Unbelievable !!!! I'm so feed up with this part of the state. Moo..
As a condition of keeping her bond, if Taylor has a positive drug test, the judge will be notified immediately and her bond will be revoked.www.13newsnow.com
It just makes me nauseous, scared and very concerned for the message being sent to offenders. Certainly no incentive to follow the law, even when kids, guns, drugs and shootings are involved.This is much akin to being called to the principal's office for not following the rules and being given a piece of candy and sent back to the classroom.
Well, my school system is certainly not like this or my courts. We had to build a new jail to house everyone opened this a year.I am angry, but not surprised.
Message received. Victims be damned, and all praise and power to the accused.
I wish the "judge" showed some semblance of 'appreciation' for Abby Zwerner, and the hundreds of students who were in danger, instead of giving Ms Taylor the praises and pats on the back.
Poor Abby Zwerner
Poor children in Public Schools in VA ( and elsewhere )
This is much akin to being called to the principal's office for not following the rules and being given a piece of candy and sent back to the classroom.
On the eastern shore, Richmond to FC, there is a shooting on school property or within 1/2 mile, weekly. It's harder and harder to read the news in the mornings.
If she doesn't get a custodial sentence, I'm going to be fuming. I believe in rehabilitation, but I believe people have to want to work for it. I haven't seen much to make me think she's in a space where she's working for it yet.Today's the day....
.....Abby Zwerner is suing Newport News Public Schools for $40 million, alleging gross negligence against school administrators.www.wdbj7.com
The mother of a 6-year-old who shot his teacher in Virginia is expected to be sentenced Friday for felony child neglect, 10 months after her son used her handgun to critically wound the educator.
Deja Taylor faces up to five years behind bars. But as part of a plea deal, prosecutors will recommend a six-month sentence that falls within state guidelines. A judge will ultimately decide Taylor’s punishment.
Taylor’s sentencing offers the first measure of accountability for January’s classroom shooting, which revived a national dialogue about gun violence and roiled the military shipbuilding city of Newport News.