Rage Over Seeing Lesbian Lick Caused California Man To Commit Double Murder?

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Tafoya: female breast licking--yuck!
While having dinner and drinks at Tortilla Flats in Mission Viejo with his girlfriend and another couple late on April 5, 2005, the unimaginable happened that shocked and angered Jon David Tafoya's sense of decency.

The other woman playfully licked between his girlfriend's breasts, sending 28-year-old Tafoya into a rage that he claims made it impossible for him to think straight.

Tafoya stormed out of the restaurant, drove his Chevy pickup erratically, got stopped by an Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy, disobeyed orders to turn the engine off, instead sped away at 90 mph driving on the wrong side of the road and ultimately killed two innocent folks in another car after a head-on crash.

Tafoya claimed in the aftermath that it wasn't the booze and drugs that fueled his anger but rather he temporarily lost his mind after witnessing an act of lesbianism that offended his moral standards.

The Downey man's moral outrage is puzzling because his criminal record includes convictions for a prior DUI, cocaine possession and, yes, masturbating in front of a 14-year-old girl.

At trial, veteran Orange County District Attorney's office prosecutor Howard Gundy noted the defendant had booze (beer and tequila), cocaine and marijuana in his blood on the night of the crash, according to court records.

Gundy convinced a jury to approve two counts of second degree murder and in March 2008 a superior court judge sentenced the defendant to prison.

Tafoya appealed the case to a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana and lost.

Most recently, he requested that a federal judge overturn the convictions for a new trial on claims that include: jurors should have convicted him of a lesser crime, involuntary manslaughter; and Gary Pohlson, his retained lawyer, provided inadequate legal representation by failing to inform him of right to testify on his own behalf.

This month, U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder considered a magistrate judge's report and negative recommendation on the claims and agreed to reject all the contentions as legally worthless.

Upshot: Tafoya, now 33, will continue to serve his 15 years to life punishment inside the California Institution For Men at Chino. His name is now a number: 12832. But at least he is safe from lesbian acts.

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31 comments
R3BoyzDad
R3BoyzDad

My Goodness! How horrible that this poor man with his ultra-conservative background,, should suddenly have such a horrendous act foist upon him! I can only imagine how terribly disconcerting it must have been to have to watch his hot girlfriend have her cleavage admired and physically appreciated by another equally gorgeous woman. The horror. The horror.

R3BoyzDad
R3BoyzDad

My Goodness! How horrible that this poor man with his ultra-conservative background,, should suddenly have such a horrendous act foist upon him! I can only imagine how terribly disconcerting it must have been to have to watch his hot girlfriend have her cleavage admired and physically appreciated by another equally gorgeous woman. The horror. The horror.

obbopp
obbopp

Innocent folks killed due to anothers' actions that were totally preventable.

Time to commence labeling it MURDER.

And send a strong message to others and spread the message well: life with no parole and at hard labor and lousy food and no TV or radio and, if the murderers behave very well, access to reading material at best.

ICregular
ICregular

He's going to wish he participated in that possible three way when he is getting piped in the ass by his new cell mate

olga
olga

haha what a fool!!! I will like my gf for this guy!

david.knowles
david.knowles

First off, it was only a cleavage lick. 

Second: When I want to think straight, I don't do drugs and alcohol, I watch porn.

Bet he wouldn't have had a problem if it was a 14 year old who did the licking.

Who do I buy a pack of smokes for in Chino to slap this bitch? My tax money spent to address his stupid  appeal should have been spent on a lethal injection. WORTHLESS HUMAN BEING!


timo3004
timo3004

What an idiot ...If I saw that I would've rented a motel room and continue the fun there .....lol

nevereclipsed
nevereclipsed

This is just an excuse. And people are buying it, enough to get him some press, which means in his smug world he's already justified what he did. This jerk has a couple manslaughters on his hands and so he came up with a gay panic defense for himself. Hopefully the justice system will not buy it. 

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

"...sending 28-year-old Tafoya into a rage that he claims made it impossible for him to think straight."  


Well of course not...he just witnessed a lesbian lick. 

Bradley J. Boeck
Bradley J. Boeck

If he thought that lick was infurating....he must be really pissed off in prison...a whole lot more than that going on in that place. Dont do drugs, cocaine, pot and anger all at the same time and make moral judgements is the lesson to be learned here. Apparently its very dangerous combination.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

La Shanda: Because he just recently asked a federal judge to overturn the convictions and give him a new trial.

Scott Hedrick
Scott Hedrick

Best paragraph: Tafoya claimed in the aftermath that it wasn't the booze and drugs that fueled his anger but rather he temporarily lost his mind after witnessing an act of lesbianism that offended his moral standards. I guess we are all lucky they didn't whip out a strap on.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Sounds like he got upset, because he wasn't in control.

Trung Vobot
Trung Vobot

In the eyes of God, women tongue punching other women's dickholes is wrong.. and innocent bystanders should pay for it.

James Boyer
James Boyer

hey ur going to learn a whole new code of morals in Chino you DOUCHEBAG.

Nia Nguyễn
Nia Nguyễn

Here's a man whose sexual masculinity is highly questionable.

Pierre-Yves Poulin
Pierre-Yves Poulin

Moral standards?? Masturbating in front of a 14yo??? Please FUCK YOU and DIE you asshole

rrl1965
rrl1965

His moral standards do not include driving safely enough to keep from killing other human beings.

David Yeh
David Yeh

Girl licking boobs?? Where's the outrage there?!

Tran Chau Nguyen
Tran Chau Nguyen

Tafoya claimed in the aftermath that it wasn't the booze and drugs that fueled his anger but rather he temporarily lost his mind after witnessing an act of lesbianism that offended his moral standards. The Downey man's moral outrage is puzzling because his criminal record includes convictions for a prior DUI, cocaine possession and, yes, masturbating in front of a 14-year-old girl.

Andrew Gutierrez
Andrew Gutierrez

Ok so that was a shock to his moral decency, but him jacking off in front of a 14 year old isnt? Boo this man!!!

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Seems like he was a bit of a deviated prevert himself. 

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Seeing as how virtually all pornos directed at male heterosexuals have at least one girl on girl scene, this has to be the stupidest defense ever.

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