So did the throttle stick?

Or is this just another case of “Those boys were aaangels, they never meant to hurt anyone…”

Teenagers Christopher Yovino and Brett Taylor wiped their eyes as they listened to Omar Nuño testify Tuesday about his life since his wife and two of his children were killed in a high-speed collision last year….

Prosecutors said the two were racing each other at speeds of more than 90 mph when one of their vehicles struck Nuño’s wife’s minivan at an intersection in northwest Houston.

Jurors took about six hours over two days to find both guilty of causing the Sept. 27 wreck that killed Mayra Castillo Torres, 37, Christopher Nuño, 14, and 6-year-old Katia Nuño.

After the verdict, Taylor’s aunt, Kimberly Robinson, said jurors came to the wrong conclusion.

“Justice was not served,” Robinson said. “We do not feel this was a fair verdict. We know these boys and we know this was an accident.”

So did the throttle stick on one or both of the vehicles? Seriously, that’s one of the most disgusting whitewashes of such a horrible deed that I’ve ever seen. Accident? No. It was negligence, pure and simple. I don’t see why the drivers of these vehicles shouldn’t be thrown in jail and the key melted.



3 Responses to “So did the throttle stick?”

  1. peter Says:

    Maybe it’s a sign from God that the daughter killed was named Katia and the latest tropical storm is named Katia. Let’s drop ’em in a dinghy in the Atlantic in the path of Katia as a punishment.

  2. mattexian Says:

    My dad ended up in the hospital for a few days, because two assclowns were racing down the Farm Road between Kountze and Silsbee couple of years back. My dad steered onto the shoulder, then the ditch, when he saw them filling both lanes coming toward him, and one of them lost control and *still* managed to crash into my dad’s car! I forget any legal actions against the idjits, and thankfully my dad only had some bruising and kept for observation for a couple days. Frankly, I don’t see why the Powers That Be don’t apply “zero tolerance” to the “privilege” of drivers licenses, like they want to with firearms and drugs, since if you’re reckless with any of them and kill someone else, they’re just as dead however you did it!

  3. Dwight Brown Says:

    I’d like to provide an update, but before I do, sensitive folks may want to take their blood pressure medication.

    Yovino and Taylor got probated sentences. The judge did give them 90 days in jail as a condition of probation.

    “Yovino will spend eight years on probation. Taylor will spend six.”

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