Tommy Tuberville's Wife Faces Criminal Charges...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by LawVol13, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Hmmm. The guy is 87 and died close to four months after the crash. I winder if they'll really be able to prove th le accident caused his death.

    Also, was she driving recklessly or under the influence? What would be the call for a criminal charge?
     
  3. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Probably negligent homicide if there is a charge.
     
  4. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    That's not really fair, considering the guy was old as hell anyway and died months later.
     
  5. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    They would obviously have to show that he died as a result of his injuries sustained in the car wreck. I think it's in that article where someone says that the Medical Examiner will likely find that he died as a result of those injuries.
     
  6. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Ya, but his age was clearly a factor in his inability to recover.
     
  7. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Yea, that's what it sounds like. It will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  8. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Should that be a factor if she is guilty of wrongdoing?
     
  9. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    No, I don't think so. Should you be able to beat an old person to a pulp, and when they die weeks later, claim that they would have recovered if they'd been younger? I wouldn't think so.
     
  10. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    My thoughts exactly.
     
  11. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    But this was a traffic accident...
     
  12. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Yes. There is a question of whether or not she is guilty of wrongdoing and if it is criminal. I don't know the law well enough to really say.

    If she is in fact guilty of wrongdoing does it matter that the guy that died as a result might have lived if he had been younger and/or healthier? I don't think it should.
     
  13. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I don't think one should be punished additionally because an 87 year old man couldn't recover from a broken leg and a concussion.
     
  14. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    that's the way the law works though. if you survive the punishment is always less even if the crime is worse.
     
  15. punkcat

    punkcat Member

    If she had not run the red light, the man may still be alive. The M.E. will have to prove the injuries sustained in the crash contributed to his death and she will be charged accordingly.

    It was not an accident, it was a crash. An accident is when you spill hot coffee on yourself.
     
  16. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    So if I accidentally gave a hemophiliac a paper cut, that's manslaughter?
     
  17. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Not sure if you were talking to me, but if you were somehow doing something wrong/illegal that resulted in the fatal injury, I would say yes. I don't know the circumstances with this wreck so I am refraining from speculating whether or not she was in the wrong.
     
  18. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    This is terrible. I know Tommy and Suzanne. She's a bit flaky but a good gal. Tubbs is one of my favorite people. He really is a good dude.
     
  19. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I have suspicions, not facts, about the wreck's circumstances. Hope they are incorrect.
     
  20. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Double post.
     

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