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(Texas Tribune)   Life is good when you are exonerated after spending 24 years in prison. Then your ex-wife shows up   (texastribune.org) divider line 230
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2013-06-17 09:04:03 AM
I'd think she should be going after the state, and not her ex.
 
2013-06-17 09:11:54 AM
Yeah, she should go after the state.... but in this case - she stood by him for 10 years and then HE moved on so I'm thinking she does have some claim.  Her life was wrecked too.
 
2013-06-17 09:12:12 AM
She deserves compensation.
 
2013-06-17 09:13:10 AM
He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.
 
2013-06-17 09:13:46 AM

Babwa Wawa: I'd think she should be going after the state, and not her ex.


Exactly.  Loss of services.  Suing him isn't the right way to go about it.
 
2013-06-17 09:14:59 AM

Spass_Taschen: Yeah, she should go after the state.... but in this case - she stood by him for 10 years and then HE moved on so I'm thinking she does have some claim.  Her life was wrecked too.


Where does it say HE did that?

"Eventually, though, the couple grew apart and divorced in 1992."
 
2013-06-17 09:15:33 AM
How convenient that she shows up when he is out of prison and has some money. She has no shame at all.
 
2013-06-17 09:16:49 AM

reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.


Remember he has to pay that hard working lobbyist first.
 
2013-06-17 09:17:35 AM

Spass_Taschen: Yeah, she should go after the state.... but in this case - she stood by him for 10 years and then HE moved on so I'm thinking she does have some claim.  Her life was wrecked too.


In reading the articule, it seems there's some dispute regarding how well she "stood by him" (whatever that means) while in prison.
 
2013-06-17 09:18:00 AM
He states that she rarely visited him in prison for those 10 years.

I think she's entitled to a small portion of money, but no more than about $150,000---which she's already gotten.
 
2013-06-17 09:19:53 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Where does it say HE did that?

"Eventually, though, the couple grew apart and divorced in 1992."


Exactly.  He was in prison, he didn't really have a lot of growth prospects.  She chose to move on 20 years ago.  I think the statute of limitations for claiming a right to his assets passed at least 10 years ago.
 
2013-06-17 09:20:40 AM
I thought this was about the other Texan freed by DNA testing after spending 20-some-odd years in prison.

/more than one. whodathunkit?
 
2013-06-17 09:20:41 AM

Spass_Taschen: Yeah, she should go after the state.... but in this case - she stood by him for 10 years and then HE moved on so I'm thinking she does have some claim.  Her life was wrecked too.


Yes, let's make this about HER.  Because SHE was falsely accused of a crime (guilty until proven innocent regarding sex crimes) and was in prison for 24 got damned years getting raped by Bubba and his gang.

reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.


Really?  Split evenly for the 10 years?  Not that being in farking prison is worth a premium for any reason.
 
2013-06-17 09:21:08 AM

reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.


Well, if she gives him 10 years of BJs maybe.

Not all at once.
 
2013-06-17 09:21:44 AM

Bruce Campbell: Babwa Wawa: I'd think she should be going after the state, and not her ex.

Exactly.  Loss of services.  Suing him isn't the right way to go about it.


Hell, the poor man has been though enough as it is, and then the exwife sees $$$ signs. Let the state handle it.
 
2013-06-17 09:22:31 AM

schnee: I thought this was about the other Texan freed by DNA testing after spending 20-some-odd years in prison.

/more than one. whodathunkit?


there are alot of false imprisonments for rape.
 
2013-06-17 09:23:27 AM

Corn_Fed: He states that she rarely visited him in prison for those 10 years.

I think she's entitled to a small portion of money, but no more than about $150,000---which she's already gotten.


It sounds like the lawsuit is an appeal to that decision, that he doesn't want to pay the $150K.
 
2013-06-17 09:23:53 AM
If I were this dude, I would leave the country if possible.
 
2013-06-17 09:25:02 AM
FTFA: "When the cheese is on the table, the rats come out," he said, adding that he did not have ill feelings toward Tucker.

Sure, buddy.
 
2013-06-17 09:25:09 AM
um, she wasnt the one locked in one of the most dangerous places you can be, labelled a rapist by other inmates.
 
2013-06-17 09:25:15 AM

Spass_Taschen: Yeah, she should go after the state.... but in this case - she stood by him for 10 years and then HE moved on so I'm thinking she does have some claim.  Her life was wrecked too.


Not sure how much "moving on" he would have been capable of in a 9by9 cell.
 
2013-06-17 09:25:57 AM
They should split it based on the numbers of days each of them was incarcerated.

Unfortunately it sounds like the lawyers will get it all, and then some.
 
2013-06-17 09:27:26 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Spass_Taschen: Yeah, she should go after the state.... but in this case - she stood by him for 10 years and then HE moved on so I'm thinking she does have some claim.  Her life was wrecked too.

Where does it say HE did that?

"Eventually, though, the couple grew apart and divorced in 1992."


FTA - "The divorce, she said, had been requested by Phillips, who grew distant and wanted her to move on."
 
2013-06-17 09:27:41 AM

ramblinwreck: Yes, let's make this about HER. Because SHE was falsely accused of a crime (guilty until proven innocent regarding sex crimes) and was in prison for 24 got damned years getting raped by Bubba and his gang.


Just another example of how men are disposable in this society. Even when they go through what this man did, it's not enough, let's toss him into a legal wringer for a few more years at his expense.
 
2013-06-17 09:28:36 AM

Muta: Quantum Apostrophe: Where does it say HE did that?

"Eventually, though, the couple grew apart and divorced in 1992."

Exactly.  He was in prison, he didn't really have a lot of growth prospects.  She chose to move on 20 years ago.  I think the statute of limitations for claiming a right to his assets passed at least 10 years ago.


Or, you can actually read the rest of the article.

FTA:
"To me, marriage was for life, and I was going to be with him forever, and we were going to get through this - or so I thought," she said.

The divorce, she said, had been requested by Phillips, who grew distant and wanted her to move on."



It is clearly a he-said she-said situation though, as noted above, since he is claiming that she barely ever came by to see her.
 
2013-06-17 09:32:46 AM
Always get the TRO with the divorce.
It's the french fries with that.
 
2013-06-17 09:33:30 AM

Carn: reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.

Well, if she gives him 10 years of BJs maybe.

Not all at once.


Let's see... 10 years worth of married BJs that comes out to... two.
 
2013-06-17 09:33:31 AM

Pockafrusta: How convenient that she shows up when he is out of prison and has some money. She has no shame at all.


Why didn't he recognize she put 10 years with him raising their children and volunteer the payout without any thought. Now the money goes to the lawyers and neither get it.
 
2013-06-17 09:34:21 AM

tkwasny: Pockafrusta: How convenient that she shows up when he is out of prison and has some money. She has no shame at all.

Why didn't he recognize she put 10 years with him raising their children and volunteer the payout without any thought. Now the money goes to the lawyers and neither get it.


How do you know all this stuff? Maybe he did but she wanted more?
 
2013-06-17 09:35:22 AM
She isn't entitled to squat from him.  She should sue the state.

Look at it this way.  If a cop kicks me in the nuts 10 times for no good reason, and the state settles, is my wife entitled to compensation for my torture?
 
2013-06-17 09:36:00 AM

Tomfoolery Rules Over Logical Living: Muta: Quantum Apostrophe: Where does it say HE did that?

"Eventually, though, the couple grew apart and divorced in 1992."

Exactly.  He was in prison, he didn't really have a lot of growth prospects.  She chose to move on 20 years ago.  I think the statute of limitations for claiming a right to his assets passed at least 10 years ago.

Or, you can actually read the rest of the article.

FTA:
"To me, marriage was for life, and I was going to be with him forever, and we were going to get through this - or so I thought," she said.

The divorce, she said, had been requested by Phillips, who grew distant and wanted her to move on."


It is clearly a he-said she-said situation though, as noted above, since he is claiming that she barely ever came by to see her.


Yeah while they would have visitation logs, they might not keep them that far back.
 
2013-06-17 09:37:14 AM

pyrotek85: Yeah while they would have visitation logs, they might not keep them that far back.


Meh. I guess everyone's biases are showing this morning...
 
2013-06-17 09:38:25 AM

Babwa Wawa: I'd think she should be going after the state, and not her ex.


Came to say this and agree with all the other posters expressing those sentiments.  I think Phillips owes her nothing - it appears he was a decent spouse and, by her testimony, a good worker and husband until the state destroyed his life.  True, she stood by him for many years, devotedly so, but he didn't do anything to destroy the relationship, the state did.  She should go after the state.  Her compensation should be roughly equivalent to his.  Other than the physical incarceration, her life was just as thoroughly screwed by the state as his.
 
2013-06-17 09:39:01 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: pyrotek85: Yeah while they would have visitation logs, they might not keep them that far back.

Meh. I guess everyone's biases are showing this morning...


What bias? I'm simply stating that there might not be proof one or way or another, regardless of who we think is right.
 
2013-06-17 09:40:06 AM

Carn: reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.

Well, if she gives him 10 years of BJs maybe.

Not all at once.


Eh, if she wants to give him the two of them back-to-back or staged out a few days, does it really matter?
 
2013-06-17 09:40:07 AM

Carn: reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.

Well, if she gives him 10 years of BJs maybe.

Not all at once.


Penis would be raw after about #7.
/That's 7 years of BJs
//That's what happens when you get married.
 
2013-06-17 09:40:38 AM

pyrotek85: Quantum Apostrophe: pyrotek85: Yeah while they would have visitation logs, they might not keep them that far back.

Meh. I guess everyone's biases are showing this morning...

What bias? I'm simply stating that there might not be proof one or way or another, regardless of who we think is right.


Some people blamed the guy right away.
 
2013-06-17 09:40:42 AM
"When the cheese is on the table, the rats come out," he said, adding that he did not have ill feelings toward Tucker.
 
2013-06-17 09:41:33 AM

museamused: Carn: reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.

Well, if she gives him 10 years of BJs maybe.

Not all at once.

Let's see... 10 years worth of married BJs that comes out to... two.


Well damnit it's probably two more than he got in prison.
 
2013-06-17 09:42:40 AM
Sounds like their divorce was 15 years before he got the compensation and she's had plenty of time to move on with her life, particularly since she wasn't prison the whole time.

She had a rough ride - over a decade ago, but by suing him she's basically eroding his compensation at a spectacular rate. Combined with other BS claims this guy has been fighting off he'll be lucky to have a penny to his name by the time he's finished.

The only people who will get rich from this are the lawyers.
 
2013-06-17 09:43:31 AM

Carn: reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.

Well, if she gives him 10 years of BJs maybe.

Not all at once.


They were married so 10 x 0 = 0
 
2013-06-17 09:45:34 AM

Spass_Taschen: Yeah, she should go after the state.... but in this case - she stood by him for 10 years and then HE moved on so I'm thinking she does have some claim.  Her life was wrecked too.


Prove that he moved on. Prove that it wasn't her who left him. Sounds to me like she ditched him once she decided him being in prison was too inconvenient.
 
2013-06-17 09:47:03 AM

GDubDub: She isn't entitled to squat from him.  She should sue the state.

Look at it this way.  If a cop kicks me in the nuts 10 times for no good reason, and the state settles, is my wife entitled to compensation for my torture?


what would be a good reason to kick you in the nuts 10 times?

step 1: receive 10 brisk kicks to the nuts
step 2: ?
step 3: profit
 
2013-06-17 09:48:07 AM

markfara: She deserves compensation.


But the big question is from her ex or the state? She already has a "settled " divorce agreement in place with him so I don't know about TX law but in PA if you come into money after the divorce is settled the courts have been reluctant to re-visit the original divorce. She may have to go after the state in her own suit.
 
2013-06-17 09:50:29 AM

Babwa Wawa: I'd think she should be going after the state, and not her ex.


Yeah.  He did nothing to wrong her.
 
2013-06-17 09:54:45 AM

monoski: She may have to go after the state in her own suit.


Yeah, get your own little law suit, honey.
He's done with you, let it go.
 
2013-06-17 09:57:17 AM

Target Builder: The only people who will get rich from this are the lawyers.


No, they'll just get richer
 
2013-06-17 09:57:26 AM
Carn: reillan: He got 2 million for being in prison for 24 years.  She was married to him for 10.  I say she's entitled to $410,000 of that money.

Well, if she gives him 10 years of BJs maybe.

Not all at once.


They were married so 10 x 0 = 0
Some people just don't know how to marry.  I've lost count of mine so far.

This guy owes her nothing.  If anything, the STATE owes her the equivalent of 24 years of child support and maybe some pain and suffering cash for the years she was married to a wrongfully convicted dude.  Once the divorce papers are signed, no more cash flow.
 
2013-06-17 09:57:50 AM
Where the f*ck is Thaetus?  Get your lawyer ass in here and tell us how terrible you women are!
 
2013-06-17 10:00:00 AM
I'd think life would be better if you hadn't spent 24 years in prison.
 
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