Skip to comments.Substance abuse counselor weeps after getting 55-to-life for fatal DUI
Posted on 06/12/2014 3:08:59 PM PDT by conservative98
A drug abuse counselor who drove drunk and struck a pedestrian then drove around with the dying man on her windshield bawled her eyes out in court as she was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison on Thursday.
A teary-eyed Sherri Lynn Wilkins, 53, was convicted of second-degree murder, drunken driving and a hit-and-run after killing Phillip Moreno in an LA suburb in 2012.
After plowing into him, Wilkins drove for two miles with Moreno on her windshield, until other motorists swarmed her car at a traffic light and called the cops, prosecutors said.
Her blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.
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There’s something else wrong with this woman, this is not merely drunken behavior. That man likely died because of her indifference, after hitting him. What sort of person, in any state of inebriation short of passed out, could drive around with a person stuck in a broken windshield? She got off light, imho.
Those who can; do. Those who can’t, teach. ~ George Bernard Shaw
In a case like this, I do not think prison is the answer. It amounts to free room and board for the rest of her sorry life. Better she be in house arrest in some slummy apartment.
Reminds me of this infamous case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chante_Jawan_Mallard
What is the legal limit there? Here it is 0.08. Twice the legal limit would be 0.16. Hardly enough to be oblivious of a guy embedded in your windshield.
Yes, very much so. In this state there is such a crime as depraved indifference. Both of these are extreme instances.
It doesn’t matter if prison is a gilded cage. You’ve lost your freedom, lost doing what you want to do. You are told every day what to do and how to do it. Regimen. Plus you get to wear the same outfit day after day after day .....
That was the one I was thinking of, thought it was the same case and wondered why it took so long to put her away. Thank you for the tip.
‘It doesnt matter if prison is a gilded cage. Youve lost your freedom, lost doing what you want to do. You are told every day what to do and how to do it. Regimen. Plus you get to wear the same outfit day after day after day’
A fellow graduate, which one did you have the pleasure of a prolonged visit in? How was the food?
A library and the Internet are really great sources of information; that’s in case you want to learn something. You should read up on what life in a Super Max is like. Perhaps the one in Colorado. Interesting. Or even old Sing Sing (Read “The First Family”). What a trove of information is out there if you’d only let your mind wander.
This dame isn’t going to be put in a Super Max prison, first off she’s a woman, she’ll got to a women’s prison. Those have to be about a thousand times better than a men’s prison. There are crazy, violent women in them, but even so most are going to be a lost less crazy and violent than men in prison. It’s just got to be a better environment.
It’s unbelievable that she didn’t stop the car. I just can’t imagine that at all.
Didn’t say she was. I was just talking about how prison’s - no matter how nice still take away your freedom.
Actually I was joking, I always forget to put the :) for some folks. By the way you are communicating with a guy who has researched everything from quantum physics to why babies are not allowed to drink fluoridated water till they are two years old and still understands neither. I also take meds for my constant inquiring mind which without them I tend to annoy the he11 out of people. And apparently sometimes with them.:)
“while waiting for knee replacement”
Hmmm, a victim of Obamacare? In any case, she’ll probably get the replacement much quicker in jail, since they don’t have to deal with all the Obamacare crap.
Not a problem. I have friendly arguments with people here and then when the dust settles we move on. :)
Years ago a woman in Dallas hit a guy and he was stuck halfway through her windshield, still alive and begging her for help. She drove home and parked in the garage and left him there to die. She went to prison.
That’s the one. It was Ft. Worth.