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(USA Today)   Boater was so drunk he killed five people twice   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Memorial Day, Georgia, joint investigation, Boat, Injury, members of the Leffler family, Chatham County, Georgia, Georgia man  
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2022-08-18 10:06:02 AM  
He was seeing double.
 
2022-08-18 10:08:52 AM  
He killed 10 people?
That's as many as two fives.
And that's terrible.
 
2022-08-18 10:09:51 AM  
that Stegall was operating the boat recklessly by driving on the wrong side of the river while under the influence of alcohol.


He was so drunk he crossed the double yellow lines on the river.
 
2022-08-18 10:11:39 AM  
Most boaters think they are required to be drunk while boating.
 
2022-08-18 10:13:30 AM  
I thought it was required to be drunk while boating.
 
2022-08-18 10:14:29 AM  
Isn't drunk-boating  a requirement?
 
2022-08-18 10:14:57 AM  

The Smails Kid: I thought it was required to be drunk while boating.


Several years ago there was a boat crash on Lake Lanier and the sheriff commented "When are people going to learn that alcohol and boating don't mix," which was news to me because I thought that was the entire point of boating.
 
2022-08-18 10:16:44 AM  
I was expecting TFA to explain how 5 deaths becomes 10 counts, but it didn't.

cop math?
 
2022-08-18 10:17:00 AM  
Ten people if you count tomorrow when this gets greened again.
 
2022-08-18 10:18:07 AM  

Russ1642: Ten people if you count tomorrow when this gets greened again.


So he'll be charged with 20 counts?
 
2022-08-18 10:20:03 AM  
I thought it was required to be criminally negligent while boating.
 
2022-08-18 10:21:14 AM  
What is his FARK handle?
 
2022-08-18 10:22:57 AM  
Isn't it obvious? Each death was the victim of a double homicide...
 
2022-08-18 10:24:06 AM  
Congress should just ban the sale of alcohol in the United States. You know, prohibit its use. I'm sure that'll work out fine.
 
2022-08-18 10:26:45 AM  
Must have been time for a little reverse action.
 
2022-08-18 10:26:58 AM  

Im_Gumby: He killed 10 people?
That's as many as two fives.
And that's terrible.


Seems like overkill.
 
2022-08-18 10:28:08 AM  
I only get on boats with people who are drunk.
 
2022-08-18 10:38:30 AM  
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2022-08-18 10:39:15 AM  
The wreck was just offshore of Greenwich Cemetery for convenience.
 
2022-08-18 10:43:53 AM  
If he was flying a Trump flag at the time he could hire one of Trumps lawyers to argue all of the river belongs to him and everyone else must yield.
 
2022-08-18 10:52:31 AM  

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Those are some nice, gravity-defying boobies you got there ladies.
 
2022-08-18 10:52:48 AM  
Imagine being the only surviving person out of a family of five...that daughter is going to need some therapy.
 
2022-08-18 10:54:24 AM  

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Ozzy Man Reviews: Speedboat Crash
Youtube b9mtM0uIQ9Q
 
2022-08-18 10:56:53 AM  
Give him five life sentences, to be served consecutively.

And a savage beating on each anniversary of the day he killed those people.
 
2022-08-18 10:59:58 AM  

fiddlehead: [Fark user image image 400x224]


That needs to be set to music, just not sure what would be the best fit.
 
2022-08-18 11:21:29 AM  
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"Hey, Wang!  I bet you haven't seen this many bodies in the water since the Yamato sank!"
 
2022-08-18 11:29:20 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: I was expecting TFA to explain how 5 deaths becomes 10 counts, but it didn't.

cop math?


All the victims were pregnant?
 
2022-08-18 11:31:12 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: I was expecting TFA to explain how 5 deaths becomes 10 counts, but it didn't.

cop math?


I was expecting the same.

Maybe state law lets prosecutors double up when alcohol is involved.
 
2022-08-18 11:34:18 AM  

fiddlehead: [Fark user image image 400x224]


That will never not be hysterical
 
2022-08-18 11:37:19 AM  

mikaloyd: What is his FARK handle?


This happened on a river, not someone's mom's basement.
 
2022-08-18 11:38:31 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: I was expecting TFA to explain how 5 deaths becomes 10 counts, but it didn't.

cop math?


It was in there about how others were only injured, although that brought the count to 9. I guess one person was uninjured? But anyway, attempted homicide is the same as got-'er-done homicide in the eyes of the law. Which goes to show you, if you're going to do a job, do it right.
 
2022-08-18 11:40:35 AM  

Boojum2k: fiddlehead: [Fark user image image 400x224]

That needs to be set to music, just not sure what would be the best fit.


Megadeth - High Speed Dirt
Youtube yeaeqIpopvI
 
2022-08-18 11:43:47 AM  
"Stegall faces two charges of homicide per victim, one for causing the collision and the victim's subsequent death and the other for the victim's death."

https://www.wjcl.com/article/wilmington-river-deadly-boat-crash-indictment/40921268
 
2022-08-18 11:54:00 AM  

Bondith: Im_Gumby: He killed 10 people?
That's as many as two fives.
And that's terrible.

Seems like overkill.


Was he driving Danger Boat? Maybe Macarthur Park was on too loud?
 
2022-08-18 11:54:56 AM  
How many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2022-08-18 11:55:57 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: I was expecting TFA to explain how 5 deaths becomes 10 counts, but it didn't.

cop math?


The police don't indict, the court does.
 
2022-08-18 12:24:02 PM  
If it will make you feel better, the four dead on the impacted boat were Fundies.
 
2022-08-18 12:25:32 PM  

bighairyguy: Most boaters think they are required to be drunk while boating.


Safe boating is no accident
 
2022-08-18 12:27:46 PM  

wage0048: Give him five life sentences, to be served consecutively.

And a savage beating on each anniversary of the day he killed those people.


Bubba has in mind a better punishment.....
 
2022-08-18 12:28:29 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: I was expecting TFA to explain how 5 deaths becomes 10 counts, but it didn't.

cop math?


I was as well. This doesn't seem right. Regardless of the seriousness of the charges, you should only be charged with the deaths of the people who actually died. One death=one charge.
 
2022-08-18 12:28:57 PM  

Another Government Employee: If it will make you feel better, the four dead on the impacted boat were Fundies.


Why should it? Most of us aren't total assholes.
 
2022-08-18 12:30:09 PM  

hagopiar: "Stegall faces two charges of homicide per victim, one for causing the collision and the victim's subsequent death and the other for the victim's death."

https://www.wjcl.com/article/wilmington-river-deadly-boat-crash-indictment/40921268


But there is still only ONE homicide, as there is only ONE victim. Sorry, that's some bullshiat right there.
 
2022-08-18 12:32:15 PM  

Optimus Primate: Imagine being the only surviving person out of a family of five...that daughter is going to need some therapy.


She could try summer camp.
 
2022-08-18 12:36:02 PM  
If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life AND THIS GUY LOVES KILLING
 
2022-08-18 12:43:48 PM  

Mikey1969: hagopiar: "Stegall faces two charges of homicide per victim, one for causing the collision and the victim's subsequent death and the other for the victim's death."

https://www.wjcl.com/article/wilmington-river-deadly-boat-crash-indictment/40921268

But there is still only ONE homicide, as there is only ONE victim. Sorry, that's some bullshiat right there.


There's a thing (IANAL) whereby if you're convicted of two things but one is included in the other (i.e., the homicide) then the lesser included charge disappears. It gives the jury the chance to decide if homicides were caused by the collision which would presumably change the sentencing (not sure if more or less).
 
2022-08-18 1:21:03 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: I was expecting TFA to explain how 5 deaths becomes 10 counts, but it didn't.

cop math?


Nope.
This happens all the time.

This poor soul picked up 5 changes for one crime.

https://www.texastribune.org/2010/08/26/mentally-challenged-teen-faces-100-years-in-prison/
 
Pew
2022-08-18 1:53:36 PM  
5 pregnant ladies, duh.
 
2022-08-18 2:13:10 PM  

hagopiar: Mikey1969: hagopiar: "Stegall faces two charges of homicide per victim, one for causing the collision and the victim's subsequent death and the other for the victim's death."

https://www.wjcl.com/article/wilmington-river-deadly-boat-crash-indictment/40921268

But there is still only ONE homicide, as there is only ONE victim. Sorry, that's some bullshiat right there.

There's a thing (IANAL) whereby if you're convicted of two things but one is included in the other (i.e., the homicide) then the lesser included charge disappears. It gives the jury the chance to decide if homicides were caused by the collision which would presumably change the sentencing (not sure if more or less).


Exactly this.  An easy example would be a person being charged with 2nd degree intentional murder and 1st degree premediated murder.  Usually, the key difference between the two is whether it was thought out in advance.  The jury should consider each count individually, so if they agree that there was intent and that it was planned, the right thing to do would be to convict the defendant of both.  Then the court would impose the sentence for the most serious of the counts for which they were convicted by the jury.
 
2022-08-18 2:13:41 PM  
Nothing more fun than running from the TWRA. Especially in a '92 38zr. From 1/4 throttle running about 30kts, drop the hammer, 95kts on the lake is faster than even Motorola.
/drinking while laking is a requirement
//always use hand-painted registration numbers, no font restriction
///gotta get out of the sun
 
2022-08-18 2:45:08 PM  

Boojum2k: fiddlehead: [Fark user image image 400x224]

That needs to be set to music, just not sure what would be the best fit.


Boat crash Harlem Shake
Youtube j6-f8m__cp0
 
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