FICKLE FINGER OF FATE AWARD, Guess which finger, TEXAS!
Ah, Texas, what has happened to you!!!? The state where I was born, where my ancestors pioneered. Texas Pride!! All gone...
The excuse for vacating this sentence is nonsense!
Court throws out ex-SA gang member's death sentence
SAN ANTONIO A former San Antonio street gang member condemned for killing a woman during a robbery is getting a chance for a new sentence.The death sentence of Gabriel Gonzales has been thrown out by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.The court says defense lawyers at his 1997 trial should have shown jurors evidence that Gonzales was sexually abused as a child -- and the resulting post-traumatic stress disorder followed him into adulthood.Yesterday's ruling upholds the conviction, but allows Gonzales to have a new sentencing trial.
Louella Hilton was gunned down during the 1994 robbery of the pawnshop she operated with her husband.Gonzales, one of five charged in the slaying, was identified as the triggerman.Susan Reed, who's now the Bexar (BEAR) County district attorney, was the presiding judge at trial. The case is now handled by a special prosecutor.
HONORABLE MENTION! Cong. Heather Wilson, NM (R)Congresswoman on page board buried file on husband's child abuse allegation
In 1995, just three days into her tenure as Secretary of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Wilson removed a routine working file alleging that her husband had engaged in inappropriate contact with a minor. The file was then transferred to the department's attorney in her own Albuquerque office, where it soon went missing.At the time, a local investigative news team learned about the swap, but could not confirm certain details of the file. ..........
I recall a speech in the late 90's by Heather Wilson, railing against our military aggression in Kosovo and that we stayed TOO long. She stated (paraphrasing), 'We should go in there, win the war and bring our troops home!'
Well, Heather, why isn't your opinion the same for Iraq?
Another congressional HYPOCRITE!