[UPDATED with Suspect Speaking, Service Parking:] Austin Jeffrey Farley Charged With Murder in DUI Death of Ashton Sweet

Categories: Crime-iny
Ashton-Sweet.jpg
UPDATE, JUNE 6, 12:33 P.M.: The Irvine Police Department has released parking details for the throng of media and mourners expected at this evening's memorial service for Ashton Sweet, who was killed in a Memorial Day weekend DUI crash.

Meanwhile, the accused murderer of the 14-year-old Irvine freshmen cheerleader says in a published interview that he is a "human being" and not the "monster" the media make him out to be.

"As a human being, as a person, I feel terrible for their family," Austin Jeffrey Farley tells the Daily Pilot, whose Lauren Williams interviewed the 26-year-old Irvine man from behind a glass partition at Orange County Jail in Santa Ana.

"They're making me out to be a monster, and I'm not," he reportedly continued. "Like any average American human being with a heart, it's a tragedy. Whether I was in the accident or not, I would be upset. I'm not an animal. I'm just a person."

He did not deny nor claim responsibility for the crash, which has earned him a possible 22-years-to-life sentence in state prison. Farley earlier pleaded not guilty to one felony count of murder and one felony count of driving under the influence causing bodily injury with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing great bodily injury or death to more than one victim and inflicting great bodily injury.

According to the Pilot piece, Farley would not discuss the circumstances of the May 28 crash. Sporting a shaven head and a left arm sleeved with tattoos, he did reportedly talk about his long criminal rap sheet, which he blamed on obsessive-compulsive disorder.

"It's an anxiety disorder that has been torturing me for years," Farley reportedly said. "It hasn't made life easy for me. Every little daily routine is more difficult."

Told that the other passengers of the car Sweet was riding in are expected to make full recoveries, Farley reportedly exclaimed, "Great!"

Today's memorial service for Sweet begins at 5 p.m. at Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County in Irvine, but city police, who are handling traffic control during the duration of the services, has set up a reserved parking area at the east edge of Canyon View Elementary School, which is directly across the street from the church at 12012 Yale Court. The public can begin parking there at 3 p.m.

Sweet's family has allowed media inside the service, but videography and photography will be limited to pool representatives

UPDATE, JUNE 3, 10:59 A.M.: A public memorial service for Ashton Sweet, the 14-year-old Irvine girl killed in a Memorial Day weekend DUI crash, is set for 5 p.m. Monday at Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County, 12012 Yale Court, Irvine.

The church is near Northwood High School, where Sweet was a freshman cheerleader.

"The service will be open to all who wish to come," Elizabeth Sweet, the girl's mother, tells The Orange County Register. "We will wear one of Ashton's favorite colors--green--as a celebration of life and renewal."

The mother tells the Santa Ana daily that every day is a struggle, but she has found comfort--or delayed grief--in keeping busy preparing for the service, the condolences from the community and the knowledge that the lives of others are being extended thanks to donations of her daughter's organs.

One Legacy, an organ-donation group, reportedly informed Mrs. Sweet that Ashton's heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas will be donated to six people. Her liver was split in two parts to go to two patients, and each kidney went to different people. Ashton's corneas, skin and other tissue will also be donated to those in need.

In other crash-related news, 15-year-old Krista Merassa, who was critically injured and had been the last passenger in her car still hospitalized, is now recovering at home.

Austin-Jeffrey-Farley_ipd.jpg
Courtesy of Irvine Police Department
Austin Jeffrey Farley is being held on $1 million bail.

UPDATE, JUNE 1, 6:09 P.M.: The Orange County district attorney's office amended the charges today against Austin Jeffrey Farley. But whatever prosecutors threw at the 26-year-old Irvine man, he pleaded not guilty to them at today's arraignment in Newport Beach.

Actually, he declared his innocence to one felony count of murder and one felony count of driving under the influence causing bodily injury with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing great bodily injury or death to more than one victim and inflicting great bodily injury.

However one slices it, the amended charges could draw Farley slightly more prison time if he is convicted of Ashton Sweet's murder: He could now get 22 years to life in state prison.

Still being held on $1 million bail, Farley has a pretrial hearing scheduled for June 24 and a preliminary hearing set for July 15, both at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.

In another heart-breaking development, Farley's mother said today she would give her own life to bring the back 14-year-old Sweet, who, like her son, attended Irvine's Northwood High School.

"Our family, including Austin, is deeply saddened by this horrible traffic accident, which has caused such tragic consequences to those involved, including their families," Cynthia Farley said through her son's attorney (and via The Orange County Register) before the defendant's court appearance.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to them during their time of grief," she continued. "While I find myself searching for reasons, as this awful event is investigated, I would personally give my life if it would bring back Ashton Sweet."


My Voice Nation Help
59 comments
shaun
shaun

Kill the scumbag

Steve P. Burrola
Steve P. Burrola

Austin Jeffery Farley, I attended Ashton's ceremony; don't give me that Obsessive Compulsive Order Anxiety BS. I've been down that road with many people with worse symptoms as yours, and they are not habitual drunk drivers with an extensive record. They work hard as other and maybe even harder to make a difference to others and their community; It's not about them, but it's all about Farley. Sorry Farley, no sympathy for the devil this time around.

Stevie B.

Steve P. Burrola
Steve P. Burrola

May I give one more piece of input? This is what Farley the suspect says, It's an anxiety disorder that has been torturing me for years," Farley reportedly said. "It hasn't made life easy for me. Every little daily routine is more difficult." No excuse; if it was, everybody with OCD/Anxiety can go out, get drunk, drive, kill and injure anyone with no penalty. I don't think so.

Steve P. Burrola
Steve P. Burrola

Austin Jeffery Farley, I attended Ashton's ceremony; don't give me that Obsessive Compulsive Order Anxiety BS. I've been down that road with many people with worse symptoms as yours; they are not habitual drunk drivers with an extensive record. They work just as hard as others and even harder to make a difference to others and their community; It's not about them, but it's all about Farley. Sorry Farley, no sympathy for the devil this time around. Lastly, Ashton Sweet and her friends have more brains than you according to your interview. to the Sweet family and friends, "Today we mourn her; tomorrow we fight for her."

Stevie B.

Scsherie
Scsherie

What a ridiculous statement by the mother. This mother helped her son do this.  The constant bailing him out of problems, hiring the attorneys to get him out fo trouble, etc.  She should give her life.  She can go down in history as one of the worse mothers ever.

mrs. truth
mrs. truth

Case NumberOC Pay NumberLast NameFirst NameMiddle NameEnterprise NameM1769331703832FarleyAustinJeffrey04HM075162783958FarleyAustinJeffrey04HM083972834389FarleyAustinJeffreyIRM2191202997969FarleyAustinJeffrey06HM017823624657FarleyAustinJeffrey06HM063803865026FarleyAustinJeffreySH5961084502024FarleyAustinJeffreySH6159814580762FarleyAustinJeffreyIRM3011784599911FarleyAustinJeffreyIRM3025944641120FarleyAustinJeffrey30339HA4727297FarleyAustinJeffrey08HM014104772547FarleyAustinJeffrey06NF28863876950FarleyAustinJeffreyNBL514052683579FarleyAustinJeffreyCMX0685972188754FarleyAustinJeffrey61013TH2596540FarleyAustinJeffreyIRM1764301728932FarleyAustinJeffrey06HM044113733474FarleyAustinJeffreyIRM2150402905707FarleyAustinJeffrey08NF31045113789FarleyAustinJeffrey Search Results26 items found, displaying 21 to 26.[First/Prev] 1, 2 [Next/Last]First/Prev] 1, 2 [Next/Last] Case NumberOC Pay NumberLast NameFirst NameMiddle NameEnterprise NameIRM3011784599911FarleyAustinJeffreyIRM3025944641120FarleyAustinJeffreyM1769331703832FarleyAustinJeffreyNBL514052683579FarleyAustinJeffreySH5961084502024FarleyAustinJeffreySH6159814580762FarleyAustinJeffrey

Trailer park
Trailer park

what a piece of shit loser..you bring zero to society and will be new prison ass. rest in hell white trash

Mrsdool284
Mrsdool284

I know Austin and he should of been put away a long time ago he's got no sense of what's wrong or right and look it takes him killing and innocent girl to lock him up just like John Gardner the man that killed Chelsea king they let him go and it took him to kill Chelsea to figure out that he was a menace to society I don't feel any sympathy towards him at all he knew what he was doing and I really hope the vision of what he did stays in his head and haunts him my heart is with ashtons sweets family I know how it is to loose someone close to you family but never this young shes def. An angel now and will protect her family and friends I hope to god justice is served

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

"Why the hell was she out at 1am? And where was she exactly when she was struck?" Hey, pal, if you actually bothered READING the original post/s, you wouldn't charge in with such nonsensical crap ...

Athirson
Athirson

Lemme guess--Latino-hating Orange KKKounty will find a way to blame this one on us

MadAsHell
MadAsHell

Thank you to the OC Weekly for providing important information that even the stupid L.A. Times did not include in their coverage, such as the details on Ashton and her friend's injuries. While it is very hard to read such information, we should not be spared these details by the media: the brutality of a DUI murderer needs to be made crystal clear.

MadAsHell
MadAsHell

Corrected version:  (sorry!)Perhaps it's not fair to judge him by his face, but he does look like a neo Nazi skin head OC type. What we DO know  for certain is that he is a complete loser, a classic sociopath/psychopath who was given break after break upon break by the people whose salaries we pay and who are supposed to keep us safe from monsters like this killer. All the counseling and lecturing in the world is lost on types like this murderer. He should have been locked up for good ages ago. So tell me, how is it that he was allowed to roam our streets? I want to read about the judges who let him off. How do they sleep at night? He was a time bomb wating to go off. It could have been me or you or someone you loved. On 1:15 am Sunday May 29 it was Ashton Sweet, 14 years old coming home from a friend's birthday party. I took my daily walk along the beach this evening here in Long Beach. I cried last night, but almost began crying as I was walking. I thought of how Ashton will never feel a breeze on her face or the warmth of the sun. She will never see the bright green grass with tiny white flowers that I passed by. She wil never hear the ocean or bird song or feel the warm sand under her feet. What do we do with people like Ashton's murderer? (I refuse to call him by his name)  He got his license to kill ten years ago - he could have killed numerous people in that decade. Maybe a school bus with children, a family, a child on a bicycle. He MUSTt get a life sentence. If they give him 20 years he will 46 when he's out and will kill again.It is time for an elected official in Sacramento or DC to propose a new law to  be called 'Ashton's Law', ensuring that monsters like this murderer is put behind bars - zero tolerance from now on. In Saudi Arabia they supposedly cut off the hand of a thief. In some Asian countries drug smuggling means death. Why are we so lenient when it comes to criminals? I am sick and tired of reading about criminals who kill and injure good people. It has to stop.Perhaps it is time to protest in the streets? Maybe then the do-nothing politicians and incompetent judges wil listen!

MadAsHell
MadAsHell

Corrected version:_________________________________________________________________________Perhaps it's not fair to judge him by his face, but he does look like a neo Nazi skin head OC type. What we DO know  for certain is that he is a complete loser, a classic sociopath/psychopath who was given break after break upon break by the people whose salaries we pay and who are supposed to keep us safe from monsters like this killer. 

All the counseling and lecturing in the world is lost on types like this murderer. He should have been locked up for good ages ago. So tell me, how is it that he was allowed to roam our streets? I want to read about the judges who let him off. How do they sleep at night? He was a time bomb wating to go off. It could have been me or you or someone you loved. On 1:15 am Sunday May 29 it was Ashton Sweet, 14 years old coming home from a friend's birthday party.

I took my daily walk along the beach this evening here in Long Beach. I cried last night, but almost began crying as I was walking. I thought of how Ashton will never feel a breeze on her face or the warmth of the sun. She will never see the bright green grass with tiny white flowers that I passed by. She wil never hear the ocean or bird song or feel the warm sand under her feet.

What do we do with people like Ashton's murderer? (I refuse to call him by his name)  He got his license to kill ten years ago - he could have killed numerous people in that decade. Maybe a school bus with children, a family, a child on a bicycle.

He MUSTt get a life sentence. If they give him 20 years he will 46 when he's out and will kill again.

It is time for an elected official in Sacramento or DC to propose a new law to  be called 'Ashton's Law', ensuring that monsters like this murderer is put behind bars - zero tolerance from now on. In Saudi Arabia they supposedly cut off the hand of a thief. In some Asian countries drug smuggling means death. Why are we so lenient when it comes to criminals? I am sick and tired of reading about criminals who kill and injure good people. It has to stop.Perhaps it is time to protest in the streets? Maybe then the do-nothing politicians and incompetent judges wil listen!

MadAsHell
MadAsHell

Perhaps it's not fair to judge him by his face, but he does look like a neo Nazi skin head OC type. What we do know is that he is a complete loser, sociopath/psychopath who was given break after break upon break by the people whose salaries we pay and who are supposed to keep us safe from monsters like this killer. 

All the counseling and lecturing in the world is lost on types like this murderer. He should have been locked up for good ages ago. So tell me, how is it that he was allowed to roam our streets? I want to read about the judges who let him off. How do they sleep at night? He was a time bomb wating to go off. It could have been me or your or someone you loved. On 1:15 am Sunday May 29 it was Ashton Sweet, 14 years old coming home from a friend's birthday party.

I took my daily walk along the beach this evening here in Long Beach. I cried last night, but almost began crying as I was walking. I thought of how Ashton will never feel a breeze on her face or the warmth of the sun. She will never see the bright green grass with tiny white flowers that I passed by. She wil never hear the ocean or bird song or feel the warm sand under her feet.

What do we do with people like Ashton's murderer? (I refuse to call him by his name)  He got his license to kill ten years ago - he could have killed numerous people in that decade. Maybe a school bus with children, a family, a child on a bicycle.

He must get a life sentence. If they give him 20 years he will 46 when he's out and will kill again.

It is time for an elected official in Sacramento or DC to propose a new law to  be called 'Ashton's Law', ensuring that monsters like this murderer is put behind bars - zero tolerance from now on. In Saudi Arabia they supposedly cut off the hand of a thief. In some Asian countries drug smuggling means death. Why are we so lenient when it comes to criminals? I am sick and tired of reading about criminals who kill and injure good people. It has to stop.

Gunny
Gunny

This is one guy that I would love to meet in a bar when he runs his mouth like he is a tough guy.I would break his back on the way down on the pavement and piss on him as he crys for his mommy...God,just looking at his photo rages me more because I have a daughter that age and it could have easy been her. Any tough acting guys out there thinking it is cool to drink and drive?People look at his mug shot....shaved head..goatee crap on his chin..he spells "Loser"Just like most kids nowadays with tattoos and shaved heads..crying for attention. "Look at me" "Look at me" I am cool.I hope this judge throws his life down the crapper.

Gunny

sparklystar
sparklystar

His mom says how bad he feels, yet he pleads not guilty...man up Farley.  You killed a child.  You tore apart a family.  Please guilty and let this family move on.  Don't force them through a trial when they are in so much pain.

Atrueamerican
Atrueamerican

I can't wait till this "tough" guy gets to be made someone's girlfriend in prison.  

Bookit88
Bookit88

Another senseless killing due to Farley’s  reckless behavior.  My heart goes out to the Sweet family and friends.  As we read more and more of DUI related killings, the legislators had the nerve to pass a bill to regulate sobriety checkpoints deemed “fishing expeditions”.  What is needed is increasing sobriety checkpoints, not limiting them.   Farley’s charged with murder at the same time the trial started for another DUI murder .   Gustavo Vega is charged with killing Cara Lee on Valentine’s Day 2010 while driving under the influence.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sweet family.

LloydofDSS
LloydofDSS

This is the kind of guy the supreme court is asking us to release 40,000 of on to our streets. This is the kind of guy our legislators have seen fit to spend $53,000 per year on a bloated prinson system that coddles these guys with TV and Internet access along with organ transplants. I would advocate we go back to tents and balogna sandwiches with no mans land borders where escapees will be shot.

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

"Farley has pleaded guilty 19 times in local courts over the past seven years ...." Let's hope he makes it 20 and gets 20. This prime example of the OC subspecies gives the rest of us drinkers a bad name ...

anon
anon

i hate reading stuff like this especially when i know someone that's involved. i've known austin for about 7 71/2 yrs, we went to the same high school as the girl that died. ever since i could remember hes always been a troubled teen that had nobody that would give him the time of day, all the signs were there that he needed help and yet nobody did anything for him. i believe all this could've been prevented if his family got him the help he needed instead of pushing him away because of his poor act of decisions. austin deserves what he got after what happened and my prayers go out to ashtons family.

Randymiller007
Randymiller007

Self titled "DUI Attorney" Robert Viefhaus represented Farley in past cases.  Wonder how he sleeps at night?

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

Can't you just focus on the main story? A child lost her life at the hands of an imbecile. Why bring up something that is a complete non-factor??

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

This was a tragic accident, and I wish to offer solace to all those caused pain by this alleged but likely a murdurer. It is so easy to be lucky and drive under the influence and not hurt anyone. I remember over 20 years ago I left a bar in Orange County drunk, I did not think I was too drunk as I could still see, talk and start the car. No one in the bar suggested I not drive. I remember waking up and having no idea how I got there, I decided right then I was finished drinking. I thank heavens I did not injure anyone... I have not had a drink in over 20 years now. But that was way before MADD. Now I do what I can to stop people from driving drunk, I have taken peoples Keys, Driven people home, and yes, I am ballsy enough to try to tell an apparent impaired driver to pull over, only 2 have, one was just sleepy, the other I took to a hotel. several were stopped and arrested before hurting someone.

I am curious, if this poor girl was not the greatest student, perhaps lived in a trailer park driven home in a Chevy in Santa Ana or Buena Park, at 1 am and as tragic as it is, was killed in an accident involving a drunk driver I wonder how many people would be screaming for blood? (If the accident even made the news at all).

Yes, this guy was dead wrong driving drunk AGAIN! and we have adequate laws on the books to put him away for a long long time. But I have some concerns:

#1 If this girls parents were so careful, Why was a 14 year old out at 1am? a Childs birthday party should be held during the day or early evening. Not passing the blame or justifying... just a thought.

#2 I have not read one word explaining how the accident occurred, Of course no one drives an E class Mercedes under the influence at 1am, and I am sure it is not a thought that perhaps the guy driving the Mercedes may have run a red light? as most accidents I have seen when a car is center punched usually at an intersection Yes, it is normal to assume the drunk driver ran the light,  and usually when drunk driving is involved the drunk ran the light, but not always.

 Mad As Hell, Laws made in Panic or in emotional distress usually end up being Bad Laws, and will not make a damned bit of difference to this girl. as laws are not retroactive. look at the so called "Patriot Act" popped out by a congress based on lies and fear! and even now Bin Laden is definitely dead, we still keep this bad law that changes the bill of rights for state convenience.

Then there was the "Great Red Scare" Laws created that ruined peoples lives based on gossip and innuendo. "Yes, I saw him or her at a communist meeting so what if I want his job, I saw him there" or "she does not fit the social norm, she does not blindly believe in god, so she must be a commie" (referring to Francis "Fannie" Farmer, an actress ruined by the red scare and alcoholism).

Athirson
Athirson

He was repeatedly kicked loose because he was white and in Orange KKKounty.  If he had been Latino, he would have long since been relegated to the SHU in whichever friendly-neighborhood-maximum-security lockup the Dept. of Corrections deemed suitable. 

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Sorry to say, if he is sentenced to 20 years and he is 26 now he will probably be in his mid to late 30's when released. That is unless he is convicted of other crimes while in prison, with his apparent attitude could happen.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Have you researched statistics on DUI Checkpoints? I have, have you read AB1389? It does not stop DUI checkpoints. Legislators do not cross party lines so arbitrarily. DUI checkpoints are not effective in stopping drunk driving. They are kept in place to collect federal funds (OT for officers assigned to them), and to seize unlicensed drivers vehicles For Profit. The most effective weapons against drunk driving are People not letting drunks drive, Barkeepers can be held liable for serving people obviously drunk, If someone sees someone trying to get into the drivers seat of a car block them, perhaps save a life, saturation patrols, and concerned citizens that are not afraid to react or at least call 9-1-1 (Yes, even though Irvine had saturated patrols that weekend, chances are they were saturated around Irvine Spectrum)

AASas
AASas

Moron. As if they are going to be releasing murderers.

Sexycraftysocal
Sexycraftysocal

He's a piece of crap -- a troubled soul doesn't have 19 prior arrests by 26.  A sociopath does.  Stop making excuses for him.  He's a bad person, and he had bad parenting.  No one feels sorry for his mom.  If she really felt that badly, he would have entered a guilty plea and saved the girl's family a trial. 

Bad parents that spoil and enable their child = bad person that kills an innocent kid.

Dilbert92701
Dilbert92701

This is total crap. Farley was given break after break after break. He did multiple alcohol programs and he's had every opportunity to clean up his act. He is not a kid anymore and he cannot blame his parents.  Lots of people have crap childhoods.  He lived in Irvine, attended a fine high school had access to counseling through the school, through the judicial system and countless other places.  He doesn't deserve to be coddled. At his previous conviction for  DUI, he was informed in clear language by the judge and with the informed advice of his own counsel that he could be charged with murder if someone died because he drove drunk.  It's time for him to man up and accept total responsibility for his actions and nobody and I mean nobody should make excuses for his behavior.

katee kaitlyn
katee kaitlyn

how does  he sleep at night...very well. he is upholding the oath he took.  it is always so disappointing when the court of public opinion speaks..that would be you...  

909Jeff
909Jeff

He sleeps on a huge pillow in his huge mansion... Just look at the Guy who deffended Haidl, Nachriener and Spahn. He called an unconscious, underage rape victim a slut and a wannabe porn star.   He owns an Island off the coast of Belize. They don’t think they are doing anything wrong because the law requires the accused to be represented by a competent defense. 

Athirson
Athirson

I just let 909Jeff do exactly that.

Athirson
Athirson

Because there is no shortage of trolls that come out from under their rocks whenever a story like this involves a Latino.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Oops I made a mistake, I did not read the DA's statement, and now DISQUS will not allow me to edit my comment... But that only nullifies parts of concern #2, and I do hope the DA's statement was taking statements from impartial witnesses or perhaps a traffic cam. but I stand buy my comment about making laws in Panic and under Emotional Stress are usually bad laws. and often end up overturned.

Shannonggetyourgun
Shannonggetyourgun

Actually they already did. Do you not keep up with the news? Because of the plan to release low risk inmates, computer errors caused the release of 450 "high risk violent" inmates, along with thousands of with various other serious offenses. They have no plan to rearrest any of them, and non are on any kind of supervised parole. Oops.

http://www.ktla.com/search/ktl...

YaRight
YaRight

Oh my God.........I have posted the same thoughts and was voted DOWN! Sexy - you must have some psych in you background - cause a sociopath is EXACTLY what he is. Parents didn't help either.....geez, make him a permanent resident in prison.

anonymouse
anonymouse

I have around 15 arrests, and I am not a sociopath. It took those arrests for me to clean my act up and turn my life around. It is unfortunate for her family and his that he couldn't turn it around before a tragedy such as this happened.

Guest
Guest

Exactly. Leave the idiotic ranting to the liberal dems. It's what they do best.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

And how are you any better than those trolls you are ranting about? You're using the tragic death of a 14 year old girl as your own personal platform to rail (irrelevantly) about race issues. Really disgusting! Show some respect for the victim and her family!

Athirson
Athirson

I just let 909Jeff do exactly that.

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

Then let those people be trolls - no need to go down to their level. Let the ignorant prove themselves and just rise above it all.

909Jeff
909Jeff

and now you see that it involes a cracker and we're still calling for blood so shut up and go a way you racist piece of shit! 

You can suck up to Gustavo some other time!

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

I will only speak for myself, as I stated, I am sorry the girls fate was death. I will also state that I do not believe anyone here stated the victim was in any way at fault. I DO believe that her parents were neglectful in allowing her out till 1in the morning. I also stand by my comments where I wonder if the same number of comments would be made if the victim was not a 14 year old cheerleader in Irvine driven home in an E class Mercedes as evidenced by the lack of comments in the similar death of Cara Lee of Costa Mesa; http://blogs.ocweekly.com/nave... and:http://blogs.ocweekly.com/nave...

and as far as a Trial is concerned, if I was chosen as a juror, I would be more interested in facts and evidence than emotions.

YaRight
YaRight

Let me reply to ALL who want to pin some responsibility on the victim. STOP and consider for one minute that just maybe you needed to make that drive - WHY demean the victim and put ANY blame on them? You now realize that YOU are that 1 juror the defense wants around when they let this gut off............it is what it is, murder.

anonymous
anonymous

its reported that he (farley) ran a left red light and hit mercedes as they went through an intersections

anonymouse
anonymouse

"I am curious, if this poor girl was not the greatest student, perhaps lived in a trailer park driven home in a Chevy in Santa Ana or Buena Park, at 1 am and as tragic as it is, was killed in an accident involving a drunk driver I wonder how many people would be screaming for blood? (If the accident even made the news at all)."

Very good point. Why the hell was she out at 1am? And where was she exactly when she was struck? I am not saying what he did is in any way justified, but these sort of thoughts plague me in cases such as these.

anonymouse
anonymouse

Furthermore, I did not have enabling parents. This is probably what rocketed me in to handling my business and turning things around. It's sad his parents got him a lawyer every time he screwed up. We learn much better lessons when we aren't coddled through our mistakes.

Now Trending

Anaheim Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Fashion

Loading...