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Stone Heart of the Week

You won't believe this, I didn't the first time I read it. Elizabeth Shelton, 21, was convicted last year of intoxication manslaughter. She was speeding down the Southwest Freeway in Houston in October of 2007, lost control of her car and slammed into the back of a commercial truck, killing her boyfriend, Matthew McNiece. When tested, Shelton's blood alcohol level was over three times the legal limit.

Even though the statute for intoxication manslaughter requires a two-to-twenty year sentence, the jury in the case only sentenced Shelton to 8 years' probation, a $10,000 fine, and 120 days in jail.

Having killed her boyfriend through her drunken recklessness, you might think this daughter of a state district judge would think long and hard about her responsibility, especially given the jury's lenient sentence - a real break she plainly did not deserve.


This prize of a person filed suit against the truck driver she hit.

Shelton thinks she is entitled to "medical care and expenses, payment for pain and suffering, mental anguish, $20,000 in property damage to the car, plus attorney's fees."

I honestly cannot, in polite company, use the sort of words necessary to describe what I think of someone who would blame one of her victims for her own selfish and deadly behavior. 'Stone heart' is as close as I can do here.


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Sounds like she has somethi... (Below threshold)

Sounds like she has something in common with the First Lady, huh?

Congratulations Allen:... (Below threshold)

Congratulations Allen:

You've just managed to sink below the level of the woman DJ was describing.

I'll say this for you Allen... (Below threshold)

I'll say this for you Allen, you really have a gift for seeing the big picture.

Was she driving an olds lik... (Below threshold)

Was she driving an olds like fat teddy?

Shelton should have to pay ... (Below threshold)
chsw Author Profile Page:

Shelton should have to pay every cent for the defense in this lawsuit.

Uh - I don't get Allen's co... (Below threshold)

Uh - I don't get Allen's comment. What does she have in common with Michelle Obama?

That woman's sentence shoul... (Below threshold)
Mike G in Corvallis:

That woman's sentence should have included tattooing her forehead with:

The words "brass cajones" c... (Below threshold)

The words "brass cajones" came to my mind.

Yes, your trial lawyers at ... (Below threshold)

Yes, your trial lawyers at work.

Daddy, juvenile court judge... (Below threshold)

Daddy, juvenile court judge Pat Shelton, has been shown to be dirty in the past... this just goes furhter to erases any doubts for me.

"... Shelton, her family and the family of the boyfriend who was killed are suing ..." Nice how these types are all cut from the same cloth.

Elizabeth Shelton: probably... (Below threshold)

Elizabeth Shelton: probably an Obama voter. "If I'm in trouble, it HAS to be someone else's fault." If I fail to make payments on my mortgage, it has to be the bank's fault. If I download a bunch of babies out of wedlock, and I don't have the resources to take care of them, it has to be society's fault. If I get drunk and ploy into another vehicle, it can't be my fault. Reward losers? Punish victims? Leech of responsible people? Yes We Can!!






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