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Jury gives Josh Brent 10 years’
probation for causing DWI crash
that killed teammate

Dallas Morning News [TX], by Jennifer Emily

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/24/2014 12:49:31 PM

A jury sentenced Josh Brent to 10 years’ probation Friday for causing the December 2012 crash that killed his teammate and best friend Jerry Brown Jr. Brent must also serve 180 days in jail and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. After reading the sentence, state District Judge Robert Burns scolded Brent for his actions. “You are not the first Dallas Cowboy to kill someone with a vehicle, but I hope you’re the last,” the judge said. (Snip) Brent had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit to drive, and was driving at least 110 mph on an Irving service road when he flipped his white Mercedes. Neither man wore a seat belt

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This is called getting the "maximum minimum" sentence for a grievous crime in a high profile case. It obviously sends the wrong message to US.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/24/2014 12:55:27 PM     (No. 9704240)

Yeah, that´s some real justice right there. /s off/

Oh, by the way:

Judge Robert Burns
Democratic Incumbent
Criminal District
Court No. 1
From his website:
" In addition to presiding over Criminal District Court No. 1, I am also proud to oversee an adult drug offender re-entry program, and I serve on the Dallas County Juvenile Board.

I have also remained active in the Democratic Party, contributing to the Democratic National Committee, Obama for America, and to the Dallas County Democratic Party as a member of the Leadership Council. "

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/24/2014 1:22:52 PM     (No. 9704285)

He got away with it. Had he been a nuclear surgeon, he would have received at least some jail time bur apparently a tackling dummy is given special consideration.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/24/2014 1:24:01 PM     (No. 9704287)

And I thought Texas was so tough on crime, guess "not so much". All hat, no cattle bluster.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/24/2014 3:01:34 PM     (No. 9704424)

One of my grad school classmates was DUI and killed a recent college grad. She got 14 years in the state pen (the DA wanted 25).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/24/2014 3:52:51 PM     (No. 9704483)

Wow. A free pass on killing someone. Prayers for his victim´s family. What a terrible thing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dallasdude, 1/24/2014 5:01:38 PM     (No. 9704548)

This guy cannot fulfill 10 year probation. He has violated his release couple times before trial with drinking and marijuana.
He will revoke in about a year.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/24/2014 6:35:15 PM     (No. 9704622)

The mother of Jerry Brown pleaded that Josh Brent not serve any jail time. He´ll have a hard time paying the civil suit if he´s locked up and not playing football. The older I get, the more cynical I become. He´ll probably mess up on his probation anyways.

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