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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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I absolutely believe they will bring forth evidence of his whereabouts and actions. But it all depends on real evidence like video, receipts, and phone records. All I was saying is it is very argumentative. Because most bars won't have a reliable itemized receipt. Along with proof that he drank the drinks that he may have bought. For all we know, he could have been a DD and drank water all night. But, the prosecution will paint a picture that the defense will have to erase. I just think it will be difficult for the prosecution to make any good arguments about his state of mind without hard evidence like a BAC.


Now we are bringing the bar into the mix. If Im the bar owner and we sold alcohol could I be held liable in the shooting as well? In other words, my cooperation might not be the fullest.






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Aftershock
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


Exactly.


And Fontenot is underage.
But the serving to someone under 21 would be the least of their worries if they got pulled into the mix.



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wahoocs
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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Yes, I actually know a guy that was d/d and was in an accident that killed a girl. He was in the right and never went to prison


I figured it was possible, so not sure how much it will weigh in here, but regardless of his actual BAC, I'm certain those around the defendant prior to the shooting will be deposed concerning his behavior.

His actual BAC won't factor in as much as it would in a vehicular homicide case, IMO, but alcohol related facts could influence a jury on his charges.






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Aftershock
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


I think it will only matter in the civil suit. I still believe that the charges will be reduced and they will not use his state of mind as evidence in the criminal case. They will not be able to show enough evidence that will be relevant. Unless they have video and some convincing physical evidence.

Or they'll present the evidence and the defense will shoot it down immediately.



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the LSUSaint
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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I still believe that the charges will be reduced


almost certainly..DA was chosen yesterday...let the games begin.









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Lsupimp
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


I'm out of state and haven't followed and can't make sense of what's happened here with all this conflicting information. Can somebody give me a brief synopsis containing the facts of this case?






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REB BEER
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


I think right now, there are few facts known publicly and almost all you're hearing is speculation.





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the LSUSaint
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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think right now, there are few facts known publicly and almost all you're hearing is speculation.


I have seen some comments that are pretty close to actual events, IMO

Good kids doing mischievous stuff.
They end up "about" the wrong property.
Resident is there and alerted by noise.
Bad situation: multiple thefts before, weapon on property because of fear, family home. including little sister, possibly OTHERS, etc
Confrontation, shots, dead kid.

Kind of a perfect storm of bad events. After the shots, it seems everyone did as expected ,void the notification of the law by either party. Details should remain between the ones who need them at this point......lawyers, police, prosecutors.

Bad tragedy for sure!




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yellowfin
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Details should remain between the ones who need them at this point......lawyers, police, prosecutors.


which are you?






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TigerNlc
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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Yes, I actually know a guy that was d/d and was in an accident that killed a girl. He was in the right and never went to prison. On top of that he had 2-3 prior DWI's.

Yea, talk about fricked up

Same here, girl ran a red light supposedly and he hit her while he was drunk and killed her. Didn't do any time.






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the LSUSaint
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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which are you?



None of them, that would make my talking about it a bad thing and illegal in some instances.







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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


Everything I'm hearing is stacked against Fontenot. I'd think they really are going to need to appeal to the victims family for the reduced charges.

I ate dinner with a couple of Fontenot's family and friends tonight that went to court today and they seem awfully optimistic. Tomorrow is going to be interesting.



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Geauxtiga
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


The next Adam4lsu.





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The next Adam4lsu.


Pshhhhh not quite. I'm getting biased information from family members and legal advice from friends who are attorneys in town. I was just trying to pump some life into this thread going into tomorrow.







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okietiger
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


Update?





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jimbeam
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


wait! when did this happen!?





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Carson123987
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


indicted on 1st degree and 2 counts attempted 1st degree





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TigerHam85
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Has anything really come up in the last week or so?







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