I just saw part of this story on the evening news. Jassmine was black and had just graduated from high school and made a quick trip to El Paso to visit cousins. So she may have been part Mexican but she looked black to me. The rest of the victims were Mexican and they all five were killed by a drunk driver, see below, and three of the victims were children, along with two adults. This is all too common in Texas with Mexicans. Not only can they not drive when sober but DWIs seem to be a way of life for people who should not be drinking and driving!
Five victims, including a teenager and two children, have been identified: Humberto Alferez, 63, Aurora Sombra, 52, Jassmine Alferez, 18, Brenda Morales, 12, and DeMarco Morales, 11. The two younger children’s names are according to a family member and have not been released by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect, Alberto Coronado, allegedly drove his Ford F-250 straight through a stop sign at a two-way stop in Montana Vista Sunday afternoon.
Coronado smashed into a Chevy Impala with the five victims inside.
Coronado has been booked into the El Paso County Jail and is facing five counts of Intoxication Manslaughter. His bond is set at $750,000. . KFOX14 News discovered that Coronado was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Dec. 23, 2011.
According to the December arrest affidavit, Coronado was allegedly speeding and admitted to the officer that he had been drinking.
KFOX crews went to Coronado’s home Monday and spoke with his sister. She did not give her name and said that her family has nothing to say to the victims’ family.
“We actually don’t want to make it worse,” the sister said through a half-opened door. “We’re just going to say, ‘No comment.”
Monday night on KFOX14 News at 9, KFOX speaks with a woman who’s known Humberto Alferez for 21 years. She said this is the second family tragedy during a family trip between El Paso and Dallas.
The verdict has just been reached in the Conrad Murray case and we have to wait until it is read. That means the judge has to come back to court and all that. It will be about two hours before the verdict is reached.
Conrad Murray found: guilty
- Conrad Murray trial: Jurors begin second day of deliberations (abclocal.go.com)
The seven men and five women must decide if Dr. Conrad Murray was criminally negligent in his use of the surgical anesthetic propofol to treat Jackson’s insomnia and if it significantly contributed to the singer’s 2009 death.
Jackson fans who shouted slogans, waved signs and sometimes argued with Murray supporters outside the courthouse Friday planned a more solemn verdict vigil Monday with candles, according to messages posted on fan websites.
The verdict was made simple by the charges against Dr. Murray made simply: Manslaughter. Will he be found innocent or guilty. My take is that he will be found guilty since he was guilty of something and with the lower bar set it should come out guilty. He probably won’t serve much time but will lose his medical license. Then he will write a book.
- Day 2 of deliberations set in Michael Jackson death trial (cnn.com)
- Conrad Murray jury to reconvene (bbc.co.uk)
The prosecutor Walgren is making closing arguments that will probably lead to Conrad Murray‘s convinction on manslaughter. Conrad ordered four gallons of propofol just before MJ died. He said he was trying to wean MJ off the drug but how could that be with four gallons of it in his girlfriend’s apt. In addition he brought up the iphone conversation Murray taped and why was that when he could not even bother to keep good records
All Murray could say was that MJ was in good health and in fact he was skinny and dehydrated.
I think Murray will probably be convicted of this because the prosecution kept it simple it is a simple case of reckless behavior on the doctor’s part.
My aunt watched the whole thing and said that she thinks the drug industry and propofol is on trial and that the use of it dropped off sharply since the case and Michael Jackson’s death. The courts don’t want to kill the big pharma now do they?
Will Murray be found guilty, probably. The prosecution rests today.
Dr. Murray the graduate of Meharry Medical School who came from some island to attend medical school here goes on trial in the wrongful death of Michael Jackson. Will he beat the rap like that Anthony woman did? She’s white he’s black and from another country.
I said from the getgo he was NOT innocent but guilty and the Jackson family to their credit pursued it.
- Robin Sax: This Is It: Opening Statements in Conrad Murray Trial Begin Today (huffingtonpost.com)
- Michael Jackson trial: Conrad Murray timeline (telegraph.co.uk)
- Jacko Son ‘Eager’ To Testify (foxnews.com)
- Michael Jackson trial: Singer ‘was unconscious backstage’ (telegraph.co.uk)