1. Dallas Cowboys Nose Tackle Josh Brent was in an accident where he was drunk and ended up killing a passenger in his vehicle.
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter stemming from a late night crash that resulted in the death of a teammate.The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) lobby has proven very powerful and has worked successfully to increase punishments for drunk drivers. Obviously Josh Brent was acting very irresponsibly and his actions caused death to another human being. He is in much trouble and will be forced to pay for his mistake.
CBS Station KTVT reports that Jerry Brown Jr., a 25-year old currently on the Cowboys' practice roster, was killed in the accident.
Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys' game Sunday against the Bengals.
When police arrived, Brent was responsive and able to speak with officers. Brown was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Officers conducted a field sobriety test on Brent and arrested him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Argumaniz said. The charge, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison, was upgraded after Brown was pronounced dead.
Our second story comes from Pennsylvania:
Police said the gun went off as Joseph Loughrey, 44 (pictured), and his son Craig were getting into their car outside the Twigs Reloading Den in Mercer, PA.The National Rifle Association(NRA) has also been one of the very strongest lobby organizations in Washington. Unfortunately, instead of making people more responsible who own guns, they have focused on making it easier to own guns with less responsibility. Joseph Loughrey also acting very irresponsibly and his actions caused death to another human being. We will see what his punishment is.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Loughrey told police he had emptied the magazine of his 9-millimeter Taurus handgun, and he didn’t know there was a bullet in the chamber. The gun discharged and his son was struck in the chest.State police said Loughrey was cooperative and distraught during questioning, the newspaper reported.“I know that little kid was everything to him,” Mark McLaughlin, Loughrey’s friend and co-worker, told the newspaper.
It will be interesting to follow these two stories to completion and see how each is treated in the courts and in the press!