Only four years for murdering an American citizen-this anchor mexican trash-tacoc–t is typical of mexicans everywhere: the laws don’t apply to them.Another crime victim from the invasion. There are so many crappy mexican drivers that the mexicans are driving the wrong way. gosh the price to immigration by stupid peasants from Mexico.
A Dallas woman mexican anchor baby convicted in the death of a Little Elm teen while driving drunk on the Dallas North Tollway last year was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday.
After about eight hours of deliberations over two days, a Collin County jury delivered its sentence shortly before 1:45 p.m. today. Most likely a lot of mexicans on the jury – she should have gotten a lot lot more time in jail.
Mariza Rodriguez Martinez, 26, sobbed as she was led out of the courtroom in shackles. She was convicted earlier this week of intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter. She must serve at least two years before becoming eligible for parole. She had faced up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. She was also eligible for probation.
According to the Department of Criminal Justice, the average sentence in Texas for people charged with intoxication manslaughter is 15.7 years.
Martinez had had a few drinks at a wedding reception at the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano and was heading home to Dallas. She wasn’t familiar with the area and ended up driving the wrong way on the Dallas North Tollway for six miles before colliding head-on with an SUV at 12:30 a.m. May 10, 2009, near the Cotton Gin Road exit in Frisco. The SUV driver, 16-year-old Kara Taylor, died from multiple blunt force injuries. Her best friend, Jessica Higginbotham, was injured. The teens were headed home to Little Elm after a concert when the crash occurred.
Martinez, who was severely injured in the crash, has a blood alcohol content of .13, above the .08 legal limit.
Prosecutors had asked jurors to sentence her to 10 years in prison because of the teen’s death.
“Sometimes your conduct requires a severe penalty. It just does,” prosecutor Bill Dobiyanski told jurors before they headed into deliberations.
Defense attorney Frank Jackson had urged probation for Martinez, the mother of a 5-year-old boy who he said had made a tragic mistake. She was working at the time of the crash at Children’s Medical Center and was a nursing student at Baylor University. She has since lost her job and been suspended from school.
Jackson told jurors that evidence suggested Kara was speeding – her speedometer froze at 95 mph upon impact. She had a provisional driver’s license that banned her from driving after midnight without a parent, according to Jackson. She was also violating midnight juvenile curfews in Little Elm and Frisco that night. She was supposed to be home by midnight, but her father gave her permission to be out later.
Investigators testified at the trial this week that Martinez was at fault because she was driving the wrong way.
The North Texas Tollway Authority has made a host of changes on its toll roads in the past year after a spate of wrong-way crashes. At least four last year, including this one, involved fatalities.
So far this year, the NTTA has had 11 confirmed reports of wrong-way drivers on the Dallas North Tollway. None were involved in wrecks. In each case where authorities were able to intervene, the driver was intoxicated, according to the NTTA.
The NTTA is still researching ways to curb wrong-way drivers. Changes so far include LED-enhanced signs on selected exits, new software that alerts the Command Center to wrong-way movement on exit ramps and main lanes, red reflective tape on sign posts and raised pavement markers.