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Judge: ‘We don’t charge people with murder for accidents’
Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 6, 2013 | Bethany Barnes

Posted on 09/06/2013 4:14:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A judge tossed all charges, including murder, against a Laotian woman accused of running over her boyfriend with her car last year after a tequila-infused fight.

Sounilak Ouchlaeun, 34, was facing murder and felony driving under the influence charges for backing over Conrado Mendoza with her 2010 Toyota Venza on Nov. 19, 2012, in the driveway of the couple’s Spring Valley home.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: court; lasvegas; ouchlaeun
The judge is likely a fan of Elvis Costello. Accidents will happen.
1 posted on 09/06/2013 4:14:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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‘We don’t charge people with murder for accidents’

Well, no, because if it is an accident, it isn’t murder.

The question is, was it an accident?


2 posted on 09/06/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey now Obama will call Benghazi an “accident”!


3 posted on 09/06/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Viennacon

you can’t spell manslaughter without laughter.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 4:18:32 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

But we do charge them with vehicular manslaughter and DUI...


5 posted on 09/06/2013 4:23:41 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: ConservativeStatement

But yet there’s this poor woman in a Texas jail who ran over her husband a couple of times because she saw him coming out of a hotel with her on his arm. It was a pathetic courtroom drama and you really had to feel sorry for her. Her husband was a real creep.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 4:23:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
accused of running over her boyfriend with her car last year after a tequila-infused fight.

You say accident, I say tequila-infused driving.

How drunk was she when she tried to drive? If she did have that blood alcohol level and she killed someone other than her boyfriend would the judge have dismissed that as an accident?

7 posted on 09/06/2013 4:24:00 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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She got the P*ssy pass.

Its my understanding that deaths caused by drunk drivers usually end up being prosecuted even if the drunk driver didn't intend to kill anyone.

8 posted on 09/06/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: ConservativeStatement

Incredible. Yes. We do.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 4:34:32 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ConservativeStatement

No more “negligent homicide”?


10 posted on 09/06/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

OK, the first my have been an accident, but when she put in reverse...


11 posted on 09/06/2013 5:02:44 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If the fight was “tequila-infused,” then people can be and are charged with murder for accidents. It is called vehicular homicide if you accidentally kill someone while driving drunk.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 5:03:14 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: ConservativeStatement

The judge is probably hoping the lady will lie down for him in gratitude.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 5:05:00 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

This was mentioned later in the article:

While Ouchlaeun may have been drunk when she drove over her boyfriend in the small driveway, the judge ruled in favor of public defender Christy Craig’s argument. Craig asserted the prosecution didn’t have grounds to charge Ouchlaeun with DUI because she didn’t make it on to the public street.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 5:06:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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It really sounds like the judge has the hots for this woman. His comments sound like those of a love-struck teenager.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 5:07:40 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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"Craig asserted the prosecution didn’t have grounds to charge Ouchlaeun with DUI because she didn’t make it on to the public street."

I've heard of people being ticketed when their tabs are expired even if the car is parked in their driveway. This whole thing seems bogus, and I think the judge is looking for some grateful pussy.
16 posted on 09/06/2013 5:10:18 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe not DUI, IF being on a public street is essential for that crime, but even on private property drunkenness can be a basis for a charge of negligent homicide.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 5:12:53 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: ConservativeStatement

Murdering someone with a car will always result in a shorter prison term than killing with a gun.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 5:34:09 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: SkyDancer

That psycho woman in Texas deliberately ran over him several times. She kept circling around, again and again to keep running him over.
Thank god she’s locked up.
Since when does being cheated on give license to commit murder?


19 posted on 09/06/2013 5:39:03 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

A neighbour got a seat belt ticket for putting the dang thing on WHILE STOPPED in the driveway.

Click it or ticket...

Didn’t the powers that be tell us that seatbelts were only going to be checked IF you were stopped for something else?


20 posted on 09/06/2013 6:06:40 PM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

If a man hits a woman and then gets run over while trying to prevent her escape, it’s not homicide, it’s self-defense.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 6:35:15 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: ClaytonP

‘drunk drivers usually end up being prosecuted’

Not if one is an undocumented wetback.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 6:54:57 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A judge with common sense again. It’s about time.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 7:31:05 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: DesertRhino

I seem to recall she had the victims daughter in the car with her.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 4:59:01 AM PDT by soupbone1
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To: SkyDancer

I drive by that hotel a couple of times per week.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 6:19:04 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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