News: PFT: New charges filed against retired Cowboy Josh Brent

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  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot New Member

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    Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent now faces more charges related to the death of his old college and pro teammate Jerry Brown. According to the Associated Press, a grand jury has added a second count of manslaughter to the previous intoxication manslaughter charges. The additional charge would allow Brent to be found guilty even…[​IMG]

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  2. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    Makes it easier to convict ----but might be setting up things for a future plea.
     
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    How can you be accused of manslaughter twice for the death of one person?
     
  4. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    It is a lesser included or different charge ....If they can't prove the alcohol content of his blood --they may be able to prove recklessly and carelessly caused the death of..
     
  5. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    That's a good question, one I would like to hear answered. Hope he has good attorneys.
     
  6. ROUSH8692

    ROUSH8692 Well-Known Member

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    He is an idiot:
    1.He was drunk, the passenger wasn't. Why not let him drive?
    2.Is allowed bail. Pisses hot for weed...

    This guy deserves the death penalty. All the opportunity in the world, zero brains.
     
  7. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Wait....what the heck?
     
  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Maybe he had multiple personalities.

    Hey, if a guy with multiple personalities threatens suicide is it considered a hostage situation?
     
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  9. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    You may be charged with more then one offense or lesser included charge ---but not convicted of both( for the same offense). The jury may find him guilty of the manslaughter if the blood alcohol test is thrown out and they can't prove he was drunk.
    They find find guilty of recklessly causing the death of someone.. Usually the lesser included charges will carry a lighter sentence. And it may be setting the stage for a guilty plea to man slaughter
     
  10. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    GOOD QUESTION, we could probably get an answer but there is a government shut down.
     

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