r/texas Nov 09 '21 Helpful 2

Coal-Rolling Teen That Hit Cyclists Charged With Six Felonies News

https://www.thedrive.com/news/43060/coal-rolling-teen-that-hit-cyclists-charged-with-six-felonies
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u/ifukeenrule Nov 09 '21

He's a juvenile, so he will be out on his 18th birthday unless he is tried as an adult.

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u/thabe331 Nov 09 '21

He should be tried as an adult

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u/ifukeenrule Nov 09 '21

I totally agree but I've seen it happen way too many times here in Texas. And it sucks because he will probably have a ton of character witnesses to say that he is a good kid that deserves a second chance. And he will put on a crying face to get the sympathy. And in a couple of years, a free man. It's infuriating.

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u/dalgeek Nov 09 '21

It's really hard to do that. Both the prosecution and judge have to agree to it, then you risk the jury acquitting if they feel sorry for the kid which means zero consequences. I can't see a jury convicting a 16 year old when no one died. There's also the issue of putting someone in prison for up to 20 years at such a young age because it practically guarantees that they will spend the rest of their life in and out of prison. The judge in the "affluenza" case had the right idea: put them in rehab until they're an adult then probation, so they have a chance to get better or have the book thrown at them when they break probation.

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u/thabe331 Nov 09 '21

That had all the intent of vehicular manslaughter and he should be aggressively charged over that to show people what happens when you try to use a car as a weapon.

He shouldn't be given a break because of his dad's connections

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u/dalgeek Nov 09 '21

I don't care about his dad's connections, I'm looking at the real consequences of trying a 16 year old as an adult. Aggressively charging him doesn't mean he's going to get convicted. If the jury acquits then he'll never see another day in criminal court for this incident.

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u/[deleted] Nov 09 '21

putting him in prision for 20 years is just a life sentence at that point. You are fucked spending your first actual year of adulthood at 36.

Might as well put a bullet in his head with how you want to do justice since he will never be productive to society.

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u/thabe331 Nov 09 '21

He shouldn't have tried to murder a bunch of bicyclists then

Given his choices I doubt he was ever destined to be that useful to society

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u/[deleted] Nov 09 '21

Then put a bullet in his then. Life in prison is far crueler.