funkymonkey wrote:ChewDawg wrote:Hard time in Taiwan is hard time where prisoners don't have air condition, where they pretty much have to pay for everything, and where they'll work for pennies making joss sticks.
Boo hoo. The family of the deceased should be receiving all of our sympathy.
The whole thing seemed fishy to me from the start when he had his car wrecked the next day. I don't know about anyone else, but after a huge bender, the last thing I would think of doing is having my car destroyed the next morning. Laying in bed/on the couch nursing my hangover is a much better idea.
when he sought to have his car scrapped,yes.
This is a sad case, too emotional, an innocent's death and too many unanswered questions.
Let's take the night step by step, pure conjecture:
Maybe he wasn't that drunk the night before, so the next day didn't have much of a hangover, and was planning his escape. Of course, not being very drunk would be consistent with his story-not getting too drunk while with the potential investor, but being over the limit the KTV gave him a driver. However, it is also consistent with him being guilty. Thinking himself not too drunk and capable of driving home (it was a rainy night, and he figured it's not that far, he won't meet a cop), he asked the driver to exit the car at the next red light. Being a little drunk he drove at a higher speed than normal and hit the motorcyclist. Now, as far as hitting the motorcycle-it is my recollection the angle was a glancing blow in a heavy car driven at speed, nonetheless it would have been felt clearly in the car.
So, has anyone seen the video of him leaving the KTV-was he walking relatively normal, or was he unable to walk?
Chris, I agree with you that
although the initial sentence was light, considering the crime he was convicted of.A court basing its sentencing decision partially on a lack of remorse from a defendant who has all along maintained his innocence IS an unfair court
However, you have not seen all the evidence and are projecting:
as is a court basing its guilty verdict on flimsy evidence. There is too much reasonable doubt in this case.