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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:31 PM

Blond, Rich and well connected...

Gabrielle Nestande was handed 10 years probation and a $10,000 fine by a jury Friday after about four hours of deliberation in the punishment phase of her nine-day manslaughter trial.
Nestande was found guilty Thursday for criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony, punishable by 180 days to two years in jail. Because the jury also ruled that Nestande used her car as a deadly weapon, she faces a heightened sentence of two to 10 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.

The former legislative aide struck 30-year-old Courtney Griffin with her car on Exposition Boulevard in the early morning hours after drinking on Rainey Street. Griffin’s body was discovered in a driveway just before 5 a.m.

Before the verdict was read, the defendant cried heavily and was visibly shaking at the defense table, consoled by her father, Bruce.

http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/290567/jury-hands-nestande-10-years-probation---10k-fine

If she was a minority her ass would have been nailed to the wall! I am so disgusted by this verdict!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:35 PM

1. "We put people in prison that we are scared of, not who we are mad at.” -- yeah, that's it.

 

only scary people go to jail -- like that scary walmart worker facing felony charges for stealing oreos.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:47 PM

3. Exactly! It's Insane!

She HIT and KILLED another human being in her fancy BMW! UGH!

I guess it is true if you are rich and well connected you can get off! Her Dad is a big repuke with ties to Regan and a bunch of other California republican idiots!

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:08 PM

7. I'm scared of that young woman, even if her father isn't. She drinks and drives & when she

 

kills someone she shows no remorse.

psychopath.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:25 PM

8. Agreed.

I am finding it very hard to believe that she didn't know that she hit something LARGE and didn't around to see what the hell she hit!

That is very scary!

I hit a squirrel once at night on 71. I stopped. I looked and looked to see what I hit, even with semi's flying past me! I was so sad I hit that squirrel! I gathered it with some blankets and buried it in my backyard next day.

Who the hell doesn't stop when your windshield has been crashed out?

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:05 PM

10. She was drunk off her ass and did not know she hit "something". I have to use that word

in quotations. She was probably laughing her ass off on the way home.



But it's all ok if you are a republican.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:38 PM

2. "It is unclear at this time if she will serve her probation in Texas or her home state of California

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:48 PM

4. At this point I hope she just gets

the hell out of my state, she can go to Antarctica as far as I am concerned!

What a shitty verdict!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:57 PM

5. Imagine that. Rich, white, and republican and she gets away with negligent homicide in Texas!

 

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:02 PM

6. It should be shocking

anywhere!

Note that this case was tried in Travis County ( Austin, TX. ) A VERY blue area.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:52 PM

9. Conditions of her probation should be no driving for ten years

and no drinking for ten years
that is not drinking and driving ...... either one would be enough to throw her ass in prison

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