Prayers Go Out to the Motzko Family

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The sarcastic tone of your posts are bothersome considering two kids died at this guy's hands.
 


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Finances are now adjusted to reflect a man who was living deep in debt.
 





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Blue had a blood alcohol content of 0.175%. Gummies containing THC — the psychoactive compound in marijuana — several crushed white pills and five green capsules were found in his pocket, the charges read. The legal limit for driving in Minnesota is 0.08%.

The plea deal calls for Blue to receive a term of 71⁄2 years, meaning he would likely serve the first five or so years in prison and the balance on supervised release. Judge Regina Chu is scheduled to sentence Blue on May 5.

Two counts of third-degree murder, the most serious of the initial charges, will be dismissed at sentencing, along with two additional criminal vehicular homicide counts alleging gross negligence.

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According to the criminal complaint:

Police were called at about 11:20 p.m. to the crash near the 3100 block of North Shore Drive. Blue's Bentley was in a wooded area with an uprooted tree on top of it.

Schuneman was deceased in the front passenger seat with his seat belt on. Motzko was trapped in his seat behind the driver's seat. He was wearing his seat belt. He was unconscious and struggling to breathe. He died after being hospitalized.

Police found Blue down among some trees 10 feet in front of the vehicle. He had been thrown from the vehicle and was injured but conscious. Blue admitted to being the driver and to drinking alcohol, the charges read.

A woman at the scene told police she was Schuneman's girlfriend and Motzko's sister. She said they were at a party at Blue's house, where the host showed the men his car. The woman urged the two men not to go for a ride with Blue in his 2017 Bentley Flying Spur, which court records said was worth $140,000.

Multiple witnesses from the party told police Blue was drinking shots of liquor and had eaten THC gummies.

Early analysis of Blue's airbag control module show that he was driving between 94 and 99 miles per hour when he crashed, last year's charges read. A follow-up court filing made last month by the prosecution said that a State Patrol crash expert calculated that the car "was traveling as fast as 99 miles per hour before slowing to a last-reported speed of 73 mph." The road, which has several curves, has a posted speed of 35 and 45 mph.
 

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Kids didn't know any better. Were wearing their seat belts. They die.

The rat bastard driving the car -- drunk and high -- doesn't wear a seat belt, gets thrown through out of the car when it crashes, and lives with no permanent injuries at all. He's walking around.

What the fuck.


He murdered two young men with very bright futures.

And he gets a deal for 5 years prison time?? I guess clearly the families wouldn't have agreed to it if it was going to be clear in a court case that they could do much better. And being in court would've sucked badly, totally get that.


I hope this miserable bastard does the hardest possible time, and his life is shit after that.
 





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Yeah, it says 7.5 year sentence, expected to serve first 5.

His F'ing attorney at the last second tried to get the judge to shave 9mo off the sentence, even though it was an already agreed upon plea deal.

Defense attorney Fred Bruno sought a last-minute change in the plea agreement and proposed that Blue have nine months trimmed off his sentence, citing his time in treatment and living in a sobriety residence.
The prosecution objected to any change to the plea's terms, and Chu agreed, saying, "There was no evidence that there was any lockdown at any of the facilities that you were at, so there is no legal basis for it. Also, it was not part of the agreement."

While addressing the judge, Bruno also pointed out that from Day One, Blue took responsibility for what he did.

"In my 42 years of practice, I've never seen anything quite like what Mr. Blue has done to put the genie back in the bottle," he said. "The steps he has taken to express his remorse, accept responsibility and make amends have been unparalleled."




Kinda tough to put the genie back in, after you murder two young men with very bright futures.

He should've died in that car crash, they should've lived. Instead, he lives because he didn't wear a seatbelt. Walked away, in fact.
 

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Kinda tough to put the genie back in, after you murder two young men with very bright futures.

He should've died in that car crash, they should've lived. Instead, he lives because he didn't wear a seatbelt. Walked away, in fact.
By definition it was not premeditated, thus not murder. It was manslaughter, thus a different punishment, not as severe of punishment.

Saying that, I do not at all dispute this feels like too light of a penalty, regardless of malice lacking and that he's taken responsibility for his actions.

Reckless. Unlawful. Incredibly stupid bad judgement. Times 2.
 

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By definition it was not premeditated, thus not murder. It was manslaughter, thus a different punishment, not as severe of punishment.

Saying that, I do not at all dispute this feels like too light of a penalty, regardless of malice lacking and that he's taken responsibility for his actions.

Reckless. Unlawful. Incredibly stupid bad judgement. Times 2.
Not worth arguing about, but in Minnesota you can be charged with 2nd degree murder even if the killing was unintentional.

All that has to happen is the deaths occur while committing or attempting to commit a felony crime.

I could make a case that being drunk as a skunk, and high, while driving 100mph on curvy Lake Minnetonka roads with speed limits probably 30 or 35, should rise to a felony offense.


Anyway ....
 







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