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On Saturday afternoon, Donna Chen, 53, was out walking her dog when she was suddenly struck and killed by a drunk driver. Blake C. Talman, 22, was actually fleeing another scene where he was suspected of crashing prior to this incident in which he took a woman’s life.
Talman reportedly lost control of his Nissan Altima on State Road 758 north of Glebe Lane when troopers say he struck Donna L. Chen as she was walking her dog on a sidewalk.
According to authorities, the dog was also hit, and it ran away from the scene.
Talman didn’t stop after hitting the woman and her dog and continued on through some landscaping, a street sign, and several wooden poles at the entrance of St. Michael’s Archangel Catholic Church. Then when you would think the young drunk driver might give up, he strikes another car with an 18-year-old girl who sustains minor injuries as well.
Both Talman and his passenger, a 24-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Sunday morning, the hospital reported that Talman and the passenger had been discharged.
Talman is currently booked into the Sarasota County Jail.
What’s worse is that this young idiot that caused so much destruction is an expectant father. He seemed very upset when he heard that his bail would be set at $100,000 because that would pose a problem with him trying to be involved in the process of having a new child. This man has nothing to be angry about because he killed someone, injured others and caused extreme amounts of damage to various properties. Maybe you shouldn’t be getting so wasted and driving a vehicle when you’re expecting a baby, not to say you should do so otherwise, but setting a good example and being a safe and responsible father might be a good thing to try and carry out. Luckily, you’ll have time to be sober and think about the dumb shit you’ve done to get yourself in this situation.
Meanwhile, the dog that Chen was walking was terrified by the incident and had no idea where to go for help. With his owner now dead and no one tending to her, the dog ran off and jumped into the Gulf of Mexico. After swimming about a half mile with injuries from the accident, a man who was fishing in his kayak and had a camera filming everything, managed to safely rescue the poor shocked dog. Poor thing was lost, confused, and hurt badly. Luckily, he is now okay.
UPDATE: the mystery is solved. However, it’s very sad and unfortunate:
The accident scene was about a mile from where I found Barney swimming. Our guess is that he was so freaked out and traumatized that he just wanted to get as far away from there as possible. And when he ran out of land, he took to the water. I feel lucky that I was there fishing, because there was no place for him to go and I don’t know if he could have made it much farther. He’s banged up, but fine. Our hearts go out to the family who lost their mother.
* Yes, Barney is back with his family. I imagine they need him pretty bad right now.
* I usually keep a camera running when I fish, in case I catch the big one. It does happen, occasionally (see other videos in my profile if you are interested)
* The kayak is a Hobie Adventure. It is a kayak made specifically for fishing. When turned down, the side floats allow me to stand up and fish.
* My brother got my mom some shamwows a couple years back as a gag gift. As corny as they are, they actually are pretty nice for fishing
- Kayaker Finds Swimming Dog That Fled Fatal Crash (abcnews.go.com)
- Kayak Fisherman Rescues Dog: Bizarre End To Grisly Tale (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Kayaker Rescues Injured Dog Found Swimming at Sea: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Dog rescued by fishermen a mile from coast after fleeing hit-and-run crash that killed mother-of-three owner (dailymail.co.uk)
- Dog who fled fatal crash rescued by kayaker (cbsnews.com)
- Hit-and-run dog is saved from sea (thesun.co.uk)
In South Carolina, police are reporting that 20-year-old Wayne Mitchell died after being forced to ingest cocaine that was hidden in his brother’s ass. Both Wayne and DeAngelo Mitchell were held in the patrol vehicle while police searched their car for drugs after allegations made them aware of the situation. In the video, you can see the exchange happening which led to Wayne Mitchell’s death.
In the backseat of the vehicle, DeAngelo, 23, had convinced younger brother Wayne to ingest an ounce of cocaine in trying to get rid of the evidence.
“One of us gotta do it,” DeAngelo told his brother. “You the only one that don’t have no strikes… You my lil’ brother… I’m gonna get life… You gonna unwrap it? Want me to hand you it?”
Wayne swallowed the cocaine at his brother’s request and said, ‘I love you, bro.”
About an hour after the drugs were in his system, Wayne collapsed and died. DeAngelo is now being charged with involuntary manslaughter due to his brother’s death. He had many previous drug convictions and seeing as this, too, was related to drugs, there is a possibility that he will be going away for some time. Sadly, he no longer has a brother to come visit him in prison.
I don’t know why DeAngelo thought it would be better for Wayne to ingest an ounce of cocaine then have him receive a smaller drug charge on his record. If you never had that amount of drugs on you, then this would have never been a problem. Unfortunately, DeAngelo hadn’t learnt anything from his earlier drug convictions.
- Evidence allowed in Bacon cocaine conspiracy case (theprovince.com)
- South Carolina Drug Trafficker Dies After Eating Cocaine Hidden In Brother’s Crack… SMDH [Video] (hiphopwired.com)
- Baby Goes On Bender And Ingests Cocaine, Parents Arrested Shortly After (practikel.com)
- Cocaine Levels Found On the Air Connected to Crime and Health Issues [Science] (gizmodo.com)
- Cocaine Found On Most Public Baby Changing Tables [Babies] (jezebel.com)
- Study: Cocaine Levels in the Air Connected to Crime and Cancer Rates (inquisitr.com)
- Bolivian Drug-Smugglers Attempt To Hide Mass Amounts Of Cocaine With Swastika Wrapping (practikel.com)
To say you’re shocked to hear this verdict, would be ridiculous. Conrad Murray was administering drugs that are not made for consumption while at home.
Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed the case to the seven-man, five-woman jury Thursday after closing arguments by prosecutor David Walgren and lead defense lawyer Ed Chernoff. Over nearly six weeks of testimony, jurors heard from 33 prosecution witnesses and 16 defense witnesses. More than 340 exhibits were available in the jury room as the panel mulled a verdict.
Jackson, 50, died on June 25, 2009, of an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol, aggravated by effects of the sedative lorazepam. Murray, 58, was charged with a single count of involuntary manslaughter. He pleaded not guilty.
So I know I’m going to royally piss quite a few of you off, but I feel this is my blog and I can voice my opinion as I choose. Michael Jackson may or may not be guilty of the child molestation claims, but personally, I feel it isn’t that far-fetched. While the man did make some amazing music and was a highly talented artist, I feel due to his childhood problems, he himself was a sick man. Sadly, I blame his upbringing on this, but seeing as he was 50-years-old when he died, he was an adult and I believe his actions reflected the life of a mature, sick child.
Seeing as he had more money than imaginable at one point, he would be willing to spend lavishly. This spending included paying off people to do things for him that were sometimes illegal; Conrad Murray falls into this category. If he didn’t administer the propofol to Mr. Jackson, somebody would have likely agreed to do the job and get paid the money. Yes, he was being a bit negligent and for that I believe he deserves to be punished. I agree with the verdict, but felt I must voice my opinion into the entire matter while I had the chance.
Point being, if you’re asked to do something illegal by someone who is rich and had a shitty childhood, DON’T DO IT! The money is not worth it, especially if you’re convicted of manslaughter.
- Conrad Murray trial: Jurors begin second day of deliberations (abclocal.go.com)
- Conrad Murray trial: Odds ‘heavily stacked’ toward guilty, expert says (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Conrad Murray Trial Goes to Jury (rollingstone.com)
After being acquitted of murder, released from prison and taking a private jet to “protect” herself from the many people who have sent death threats, it is speculated that Casey Anthony has finally landed down in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Times referred to the Today show, which,
“…reported Tuesday that Anthony left Orlando on a plane owned by California attorney Todd Macaluso — one of Anthony’s former lawyers -– and that flight records indicated the plane eventually landed at John Wayne Airport after making stops in Panama City, Fla.; Prescott, Ariz., and Northern California.”
No one is releasing where she is hiding out for sure due to the amount of people that are enraged by her acquittal. I really hope if she is in the Southern California area, that she doesn’t make it a permanent home.
This is just so sad to me that poor little Caylee never got to live her life, yet her mother (who regardless of the acquittal, definitely made some mistakes) is now out living hers up with private jets, traveling around the country and free.
Los Angeles Time article here
On Sunday, July 17th, Casey Anthony was released from prison after serving nearly 3 years behind bars awaiting the trial of her daughter Caylee (who she was suspected of killing or having some involvement). Many people are outraged that she spent such a little amount of time behind bars, but the fact of the matter is…she was acquitted.
My personal opinion oh her involvement is just that, personal opinion. I think the main reason people are so bothered by this verdict is because nearly EVERYONE believes that she could have at the very least, informed authorities that her daughter was missing for a month! It seems rather strange that a loving mother would just let that go. Also, the tattoo that she had gotten while her daughter was “missing” was rather ironic.
Either way, ” Anthony reportedly boarded a private plane from the Orlando Executive Airport around 3 a.m. Sunday upon her release after approximately three years in prison.” It is also known that she “is safe at an undisclosed location”. I’m so happy to know that she’s safe and living the high life on private planes. Ridiculous.
“The proposal by Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), Paul Cook (R–Yucaipa) and Cathleen Galgiani (D-Tracy) would make it a felony for a parent or guardian to fail to report the death of a child to authorities within two hours. It also would create a felony for failing to report a missing child under the age of 12 within 48 hours of the child’s disappearance.”
Since the death of Caylee Anthony, many people have been in an outrage due to her mother, Casey Anthony’s murder acquittal. The mother, although not convicted of murder or manslaughter, did not report her 2-year old daughter missing for a month! A big majority finds it odd that a mother we be so careless as to not report her child missing. She should hold some sort of responsibility for the actions we ARE positive she was involved in, but unfortunately it’s too late for that.
Is this law a good solution to the problem? I wrote a previous blog about the downfalls to Caylee’s Law, but what do you think? I’m honestly unsure of how I feel, but one must take themselves outside of this specific case and look at the broader picture.
Casey Anthony was just found NOT GUILTY for manslaughter and child abuse. The only thing she has been found guilty of is providing false information to police officers. On top of all of this, she already has time served and will most likely not be spending much more time behind bars.
What do you think? Has justice been served? Or do we have another OJ Simpson case on our hands?
More in depth article with video of the verdict being read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/05/casey-anthony-trial-verdict_n_890173.html#s303160&title=Casey_Anthony_Trial