July 16, 2006

Headed For Court

I've made it back from Kansas City, safe and sound ... somewhat mentally worse for wear, but better in others. It was a rough week all around. Some of the family are still fighting with various stages of decomposition, I suppose you could say. Too much run around, too much lecturing, too much fighting, and too many tears.

Four days was plenty long enough - I left with an eye twitch (which commonly happens)

The good news of all of this is that we are now officially headed for court and I have an approximate date by which I get to see this murderous ugly mug go behind bars with a sentence on his head

Full story below the fold

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with involuntary manslaughter as a result of a head-on collision that killed a woman could face 15 years in prison, the result of a stricter drunken driving law passed by the Missouri Legislature.
Todd N. Hickox, 37, of Platte City, was originally charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, after colliding Saturday with a car driven by an 84-year-old woman from Leavenworth, Kan., Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said.
The woman was taken to Heartland Health Center where she was pronounced dead.
Zahnd said Hickox, who was found to have a blood-alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit, was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter. He is being held in Platte County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
“Missouri law now allows us to get tough on repeat drunk drivers and people who kill someone in another car while they’re intoxicated,” Zahnd said.

Story published Feb 23, 2006 in the Kansas City Star Crime Blog

Posted by Princess Cat at July 16, 2006 11:26 PM @ 11:26 PM in Ok, I'm Serious Here // Permalink | TrackBack

Now you have to work at being at peace. And yes, I realize that you don't want to, and it's not as simple as that. :)

Posted by: Ogre at July 17, 2006 06:30 AM

glad you're back. the sickies are dead to me. no help whatsoever, i see how they are.

hang in there, cat. if you need a thing, you can get in touch and vent to me. he looks like a dirtbag.

Posted by: shoe at July 17, 2006 07:44 AM