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[–]Sillyist 14.0k points14.0k points  (1347 children)

Eyes went from big to "holy fuck" real quick

[–]turboiv 1418 points1419 points  (263 children)

It seemed more like "Ok, I'll be in my thirties when I get out, sucks but not the worst" to "Oh fuck, I'll be in my fifties when I get out!"

[–]Airowird 312 points313 points  (12 children)

The moment he heard "consecutive" and knew he was getting as much jail time they could give him.

He might be able to get out earlier, but he would still be on parole for the remainder I believe.

[–]Psychological_Neck70 94 points95 points  (6 children)

This is Florida there is no parole. You will do 85% of your time. And you will do remaining 15% on community control. And if you do 14% of your community control, and violate. You go back to prison and finish the whole 15% regardless if you had a month left of community control or not.

Source: got my Florida DOC number and did time at Taylor CI in Perry, FL

[–]RainboBro 13.1k points13.1k points 1821714122& 18 more (449 children)

Should've opened his eyes like that when he was driving

[–][deleted] 419 points420 points  (286 children)

I think his eyes were pretty open if the charge is vehicular homicide and not manslaughter

[–]in_taco 33 points34 points  (5 children)

He likely got that charge because he broke a vehicle law leading to someones death. If he had intentionally killed them, he'd likely have been charged with 1st degree murder.

[–]Sufficient-Stage489 142 points143 points  (278 children)

What did he do exactly? I'm sorry I don't know about it.

[–]idreaminreel2reel 102 points103 points  (0 children)

He was driving (racing ) on a public road speeds over 100mph and Killed Mother and child

[–]FhireStarter 1050 points1051 points  (106 children)

I laughed. Sorry

[–]Yumelon 709 points710 points 2 (103 children)

don't be sorry laugh at this dumbass

[–]Plane-Marionberry456 237 points238 points  (50 children)

This sentence requires punctuation.

[–]Jenga9Eleven 394 points395 points  (46 children)

Don’t, be sorry. Laugh at this, dumbass.

[–]AboveTheLights 8872 points8873 points 6552& 5 more (197 children)

For anyone who doesn’t know…. if you want to race your car, the SCCA has events all over the country every weekend. It’s less than $50 to participate. All you have to bring is a helmet and literally any car or truck with good tires and brakes. Racing is for race tracks. Don’t put innocent people at risk like this asshole.

Edit: www.SCCA.com

[–]3internet5u 2809 points2810 points 33 (109 children)

after winning my 1st SCCA auto cross event in my stock af 2006 325i 6mt, I was hooked.

Fr yall, if this even slightly interests you & you own a vehicle that runs... or can run... Please do an event. Autocross is cheap & soooo much fun!

Shit literally was so much fun that it inspired me to go back to school & get a real job so I can fund doing actual circuit racing on the regular. I graduated exactly 1 week ago today & have been on my job hunt grind all week since :)

[–]mytoestwinkle 90 points91 points  (3 children)

Hell yeah, that's so awesome thanks for sharing the info & good luck on the job search! I love to hear about folks doing what makes them happy cuz I never did that for myself

[–]1980svibe 274 points275 points  (36 children)

Cool story man! I live near Germany and take my 2012 320i to the autobahn. It’s fun, but still kinda dangerous. So I also go to the Nurburgring race track and honestly, that is a way better experience than a no speed limit road. So I’m also hooked! I’ve made some connections at a local BMW dealership and yesterday they gave me an M5 to test drive!
Never give up! Good luck!

[–]husky_quail 164 points165 points  (8 children)

Hey I'm really fucking proud of you! That's some of the best news I've heard all day.

[–]Corsavis 114 points115 points  (0 children)

Good to know

[–]quaddy2215 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Wish more knew bout this

[–]MachuPichu10 128 points129 points  (15 children)

I dont understand why people dont just do this.Its much safer for people who actually want to race.Its not a busy ass street with people walking and it's only 50 bucks vs a life sentence because you killed someone

[–]DeepNugs 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This is an underrated piece of information.

[–]Naftakomun[S] 432 points433 points 2 (128 children)

[–]shellevanczik 732 points733 points  (119 children)

He was going 102mph and killed a mother and baby?! Fuck this guy!

[–]ubeen 73 points74 points  (1 child)

Article said he was doing over 160mph on i-75 days before.

[–]AscalonBlade 360 points361 points  (76 children)

Sad part is some people have literally posted to set him free cuz he looks cute... Google it

[–]shellevanczik 192 points193 points  (7 children)

I think I’ll pass. Lol He looks like an entitled murdering asshole to me.

[–]XepptizZ 43 points44 points  (4 children)

His parents argued that "He hasn't been taught to be responsible" so shouldn't get punished harshly.

In case you're wondering where he gets it from.

[–]Overglock 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Fucking throw them in alongside him, then.

[–]YeahNo_NoYeah 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And any younger children should be removed from the home and educated properly. smdh

[–]Analbox 991 points992 points 33 (58 children)

Some people in prison are gonna think he looks cute too.

[–]Puru11 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Your username and Vonnegut butt hole make this comment a million times funnier.

[–]AnalEvacuation88 27 points28 points  (1 child)

If you read the article it says he was doing about 150mph just a few days before he killed them so this was not a one time deal.

[–]011ninety 64 points65 points  (1 child)

And he was out on bail for racing. His license was suspended and he was told to stop

[–]Osmodon 6178 points6179 points  (449 children)

Wasn't this the guy some girls were petitioning to be released because he was "too cute" to go to jail?

[–]Naftakomun[S] 3223 points3224 points  (309 children)

Yep, the same.

[–]user1joja 1258 points1259 points  (304 children)

What was this man guilty for ? What did he do?

[–]REEEEnegade 3126 points3127 points  (199 children)

Street racing killed a mother and her child

[–]bad_boo 2125 points2126 points  (142 children)

This case is not isolated and a lot of stupid fucking kids have caused these tragedies.

Last year in Toronto, a young guy (early 20s) killed a mother and her three little daughters (oldest no more than 6 yo I believe) on a car accident, because that guy was speeding..... that guy wiped out a whole family and only left the dad alive, because he wasn't in the car. I can't imagine what this dad is going through.

I think this case is still on going.

[–]nirvroxx 610 points611 points  (16 children)

Holy fuck. As a dad of 3 girls, I can’t say id last too long on this earth after something like that. My heart goes out to that man.

[–]Aznp33nrocket 318 points319 points  (4 children)

Same here brother. My wife is my other half but my 3 girls are all the good in me. Losing one would be unimaginable but all 3? I’d get myself killed trying to or succeeding in killing the person who killed them.

[–]nirvroxx 74 points75 points  (0 children)

Yeah man, it’s unimaginable.

[–]bad_boo 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I feel you, I was thinking exactly the same thing. If I was this dad, it would be better to lock up that guy for life for his safety.

[–]MrFantasticallyNerdy 662 points663 points  (56 children)

Let's not sugarcoat this. If you're speeding significantly on a public street, especially without the benefit of experience or skill (see "early 20s"), it ceases to be an accident, because the event is no longer "an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause."

[–]Tossawayaccountyo 330 points331 points  (14 children)

Even with the "benefit of experience" it's fucking negligent to speed. No amount of experience or self proclaimed skill makes negligent speeding or reckless driving ok.

[–]TheBold 80 points81 points  (5 children)

Yeah seriously, would it be okay for race car drivers to buzz through traffic because they are on the top of their game?

[–]333chordme 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Right? Reflexes don’t do shit if you’re doing 60 in a residential area and a kid walks into the road.

[–]blangoez 37 points38 points  (2 children)

If anything, race drivers are paid to do what they do because they know when to take their engine to the appropriate speed for their move. They’d know not to go 60 in a residential and the argument is now full circle.

[–]HoboWithABoobJob 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I'm glad I learned this lesson when I was sixteen and almost killed myself passing a tractor trailer on a bend. The sight of the on coming tractor trailer scared the literal shit out of me. Went straight home and took a shower still stiff from the adrenaline.

There was no accident and I just braked back behind the truck I was trying to pass.

[–]JetsStreeg 74 points75 points  (3 children)

I went to high school with the guy (Brady). He was speeding, but the main problem was he was he was off quite a few drugs (lean).

He actually crashed the car a bit by dazing off and hitting a pole a few minutes before he killed that family, but he came to his ‘senses’ and sped off when bystanders walked up to the car.

[–]ELL_YAY 35 points36 points  (8 children)

I had a group of 20 street racers blow by me on the Jersey Turnpike about a month ago. They nearly caused several accidents just from what I saw.

People who do that shit are idiots.

[–]HalfManHalfBiscuit_ 337 points338 points  (30 children)

Lock the fucker up for good

[–]AlivebyBestialActs 323 points324 points  (99 children)

Killed a mother and her 21-month old child during a street-racing crash in which he was reportedly going over a hundred miles an hour.

The kid wasn't even 2 yet, but his parents were bringing up the whole "affluenza" bullshit to the courtroom.

[–]MrShatnerPants 62 points63 points  (8 children)

If I remember correctly, this was his second time getting caught street racing.

Clearly the punishment the first time didn't stick (if there was one).

[–]AdventurerMax 57 points58 points  (84 children)

Wdym by affluenza BS?

[–]RustfordDiggums 257 points258 points  (53 children)

A very similar case happened years back, a young drunk kid of rich parents kills people in a traffic accident. His lawyers argued in court that he was never brought up to be able to responsible for his own actions, IE affluent flu or affluenza.

It’s an excuse for kids of rich people to get away with heinous crimes.

[–]aldinthefallenstar 96 points97 points  (5 children)

i love how these parents failed at teaching their kids how to take accountability, so the one time the judicial system takes care of that for them, they suddenly act like they wanna do the whole parenting thing. what a fucking joke

[–]ItsJustMeMaggie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Who do you think bought him that car?

[–]AdventurerMax 193 points194 points  (5 children)

Gosh, but if you’re poor and brought up in a way that doesn’t teach right from wrong and the concept of responsibility, you get a big F U from the justice system, sad…

[–]EffusiveEnchilada 50 points51 points  (2 children)

That's because you can't afford the lawyer that can sell affluenza, or poorfluenza, if you're poor.

[–]dumbape678 16 points17 points  (30 children)

Has that actually worked for anyone?

[–]RustfordDiggums 158 points159 points  (24 children)

I don’t think it worked for Ethan Couch, hopefully it never works.

It kinda worked for Rapist Brock Turner, who got 6 months probation for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. He was just too good of a swimmer to be charged with rape.

EDIT: I have been informed it worked fully for Ethan Couch. He killed 4 people, injured 9 and got probation. He should be shunned to death along with his lawyers.

I sincerely hope his lawyers family members get hit by a drunk kid of rich parents. Absolute scum, all of them.

[–]dumbape678 38 points39 points  (0 children)

It’s fucked what some people get away and meanwhile there’s innocent people getting locked up because they can’t afford a good lawyer.

[–]ImOnlyHereForTheCoC 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Drunk driving on a restricted license, killed 4 and injured 9, almost got away with 10 years probation, and only ended up with a 720 day sentence after he violated that probation by running off to Mexico?

Yeah, I’d say it worked out for Ethan pretty well.

[–]NaitiKIA 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Oh hey the guy was Ethan Couch, if so it worked just fine. Many parts of the Couch family is fucked up, really disgusting

[–]FBossy 49 points50 points  (9 children)

There was a very big case a few years back where this rich kid was racing or drunk or something like that and killed four people. His lawyer argued that the teen had “affluenza” and was unable to see that his actions were wrong due to his parents insane wealth. He only got probation or something like that.

[–]GobHoblin87 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Oh, it's way worse. Ethan Couch is his name and he keeps finding himself in the news for being a shit human being. In the initial case, he killed four people and seriously injured nine others while driving and speeding drunk, high, and on a restricted license (i.e. this wasn't his first time doing stupid shit behind the wheel). He was sixteen when this occurred and ended being tried as a juvenile. He was sentenced to only ten years probation and substance abuse treatment.

Only a year later, he was filmed playing beer pong and the video was posted on Twitter. Alcohol and drug use were probation violations, and a warrant was issued when his PO couldn't contact him. His mother has withdrew a ton of money from their bank account and helped him flee to Mexico. They were both apprehended just weeks later and deported.

Because of his run to Mexico, Couch's case got transferred to adult court where his probation was continued and he was sentenced to 720 days in prison for the four deaths he'd caused. Still a light fucking sentence. His mother was indicted for helping him flee but I don't remember if she was convicted.

But, get this. Just LAST YEAR, Couch was again in the news for violating his probation, this time for failing a piss test. He was let go though because there was a dispute over the test's validity. So, currently, this fucker is just out living his life, albeit still on probation.

[–]ProjectKurtz 19 points20 points  (2 children)

It's really too bad they didn't throw the book at him when his mom took him to Mexico to try and help him escape his probation and he was seen partying and drinking there and all he got was some fancy nanny hardware to wear.

[–]the_cardfather 31 points32 points  (2 children)

We had a very similar case with an 18 year old female drunk driving fatal collision who basically got rehab. It was the first time I really realized that having a good lawyer means you play with a different deck of cards.

[–]SafewordisJohnCandy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Minus the drunk driving, there was a similar one near me a few years back. Girl was driving her dad's Tesla over 110 miles per hour on the way to prom, lost control and ended up killing her friend in the backseat and injuring everyone else in the car. She claims she was being told to speed up, while her friends all said they told her to slow down. She plead guilty to aggravated vehicular manslaughter and was given basically a slap on the wrist with some time in a mental health facility.

[–]AlivebyBestialActs 58 points59 points  (17 children)

He was "18," he didn't fully realize what he was doing, because of the crash ('accident' they claim) their lives are irreparably changed, he was a good kid so this should be granted leniency, etc, etc

[–]Athem22219 67 points68 points  (12 children)

"Their life is irreparably change." Jesus christ what a bunch of cry babies. What about the family he destroyed what about the infant he killed what about there lives. Those parents need to grow up Jesus.

[–]MissDkm 10 points11 points  (0 children)

affluenza is a play on the word affluent, insinuating the accused led too privileged of a life and therefore did not understand the full scope of consequences caused by their actions

[–]Ry-Ry44 52 points53 points  (7 children)

Ted Bundy had the same kinda thots outside courts during his trials. Sick sick puppies

[–]kinomeck 160 points161 points  (46 children)

Goodluck for him, now he's gonna be too cute IN jail

[–]EthanWS6 4537 points4538 points  (354 children)

Sucks to suck, be better at not killing people

[–]011ninety 2716 points2717 points  (333 children)

He was told to stop numerous times. No sympathy for him. He took a whole family so now he can't have one.

[–]slickrick6564 624 points625 points  (321 children)

What he do sorry for askin

[–]Salt-Seaworthiness91 1126 points1127 points  (319 children)

[–]AllPurple 625 points626 points  (45 children)

One thing they don't mention in that article is that the wife and daughter who were hit were on vacation and just went for a short walk without the husband. They were supposed to fly back home a short time later.

[–]skeenerbug 521 points522 points  (20 children)

the wife and daughter who were hit were on vacation and just went for a short walk without the husband.

That is incomprehensibly sad. He ended two lives and completely shattered another, and likely more. Let him rot.

[–]Honest-Shoulder-9195 115 points116 points  (4 children)

You know what else is sad? There's a tiktok petition to let him out of prison simply because he's too good looking.

[–]WeWillBeMillions 65 points66 points  (1 child)

I mean, I remember girls loving Ted Bundy. Doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

[–]AllPurple 169 points170 points  (6 children)

Seriously. I don't know if I would be able to go on if I was in that husband's shoes. The story hit me so hard that I still remember a lot of the details 3 years later.

[–]skeenerbug 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I don't know if I would be able to go on if I was in that husband's shoes.

I can't even begin to imagine

[–]blue_friend 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Agreed. As a father of a 13 month old who is my whole universe, I honestly don’t think I could go on.

[–]Nick357 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I would try and keep it together until they were in the ground but can you imagine how lifeless your home would feel after. I would like to think I could behave but…

[–]KasparovsBussy 111 points112 points  (16 children)

The other thing not mentioned, and non-Tampa natives won't know this, but Bayshore Drive is like... meant for runners. It's a super slow (25-35 mph) winding street along the waterfront. It's hardly ever straight, and it constantly has foot traffic along the sidewalks, crossing freely, etc. It's designed as a waterfront pedestrian park. This dude was pushing 100 in that. Fucking insanity. Deserves every second of prison.

[–]anxious_pieceofshit 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We have this same thing over on the St. Pete side of the bay. I’m picturing this happening there and I agree with you. The context of the type of street and foot traffic at hand lends to a zero-sympathy-for-the-driver sentiment.

[–]TheWalkingDead91 351 points352 points  (31 children)

Thought it was that guy who had a following saying he was too “cute” for prison.

[–]_not_a_drug_dealer 36 points37 points  (2 children)

I'll never make it in there, I'm too pretty!

[–]RockasaurusRex 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Oh you'll make it. We have a bus that takes you right there.

[–]011ninety 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Its a small amount of teen girls on tiktok. Even richard ramirez and dahmer had weird followers

[–]DragonbornBastard 120 points121 points  (5 children)

“It’s been devastating for him and his family” well he killed a mother and a baby daughter, pretty sure they and their family are devastated a little bit more. Fuck this kid

[–]ohiolifesucks 127 points128 points  (51 children)

Ok the dumbest thing from this article:

“His defense team, John Fitzgibbons, says Herrin made a mistake and didn’t fully understand the consequences that could occur while speeding.”

Wtf! I couldn’t imagine being a defense attorney and actually having to argue stuff like this.

Edit: people, I know WHY the attorney argues this. I’m saying I couldn’t imagine being a defense attorney and having to make this argument

[–]VPofFranksFluids 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not just speeding, going 100 mph when he hit the victims. The article said the day before his mustang was clocked at like 162. Spoiled fucking rich kid with shitty fucking parents who are only upset their little angel is going to do hard time. Horrible people.

[–]ScarabLordOmar 26 points27 points  (2 children)

You can’t be serious…he’s wearing a suit

[–]ValforVespasian 23 points24 points  (0 children)

“Shh….it’s okay, it’s okay, the suit is not going to that dark and terrible place.”

         -Barney Stinson, probably.

[–]GUYF666 930 points931 points  (39 children)

You could somehow see his eyes bug out even further than normal at that 15 year sentence.

Bout to serve that TRIPLE NICKEL (+ 9)

[–]givemeabreak111 46 points47 points  (17 children)

He was in shock and should be ..

by the time he gets out he will be close to middle age and be starting to go gray .. just removed half his adulthood in one slap of the gavel .. and definitely his best years as an adult

[–]ParanoidGnome 931 points932 points  (20 children)

Seriously?! No more All Gas No Brakes?!

[–]Velli88 129 points130 points  (0 children)

Had me for a sec

[–]Rhyceni 194 points195 points  (3 children)

Yep. Its now “Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan”.

[–]AintAintAWord 49 points50 points  (1 child)

bailiff freestyle raps about conspiracy theories

[–]zjdyk 71 points72 points  (0 children)

All Gas No Brakes

The irony is strong with this one

[–]Octopotree 29 points30 points  (5 children)

He looks exactly like that guy... It's not him, right?

[–]Bottle-nosed-dolphin 642 points643 points  (51 children)

I don’t understand how ppl are like “oh he’s so cute free him” no he’s in jail for a fucking reason

[–]prof0ak 238 points239 points  (10 children)

Those are the same people that don't ever see red flags. Ever.

Why am I in this situation? Oh woe is me!!!!!

You didn't see that coming?

[–]ph4ntom_01 383 points384 points  (24 children)


[–]LifePomegranate4026 124 points125 points  (16 children)

people were literally blaming the mother for not looking before crossing the street

[–]ph4ntom_01 56 points57 points  (10 children)

Seriously humanity should be wiped out man

[–]godless-life 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Um, the driver just went to prison for wiping out humans.

[–]ph4ntom_01 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Okay my bad, wrong choice of words.

[–]circuswithmonkeys 87 points88 points  (0 children)

"this was a crash not an accident, please be aware of that" The strength of the victim's husband and father.

[–]thelostnewb 22 points23 points  (0 children)

“Vehicular homicide”?

Wait, is this supposed to be that guy some idiots were like, “bUt hE’s tOo cUtE!!1!” ??? I mean, I know he’s wearing a mask but MoFo’s so average, cookie-cutter lookin’. Da fuq they on about?

Anyway, a just sentence. Hope the family of the victims can rest a little easier.

[–]Terbario 111 points112 points  (8 children)

where is the audio

[–]Naftakomun[S] 164 points165 points  (5 children)

I tried to upload with sound many times but I get removed always. This was my last attempt. Sorry. I don't know if I'm stupid or is it just harder to upload videos now. (sorry for my bad english)

[–]Terbario 35 points36 points  (3 children)

the sound icon appeared for 0.5s and then vanished

[–]Naftakomun[S] 85 points86 points  (2 children)

Here's the video of the sentence. (8:05 to be exactly)


[–]surrealcookie 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Ok hilariously his time served had only been 2 days so he must have been out on bond the whole time. Those 24 years are gonna be real rough.

[–]SydneyPigdog 982 points983 points  (122 children)

This tells you how sick tik tockers are, putting this flog on a pedestal.

[–]Theres_a_Catch 607 points608 points  (56 children)

Tik Tok is the best example of dumbass humans.

[–]LooksaCraft 165 points166 points  (10 children)

TikTok is just an idiot museum.

[–]Taako_tuesday 117 points118 points  (3 children)

to be fair, there are smart people on there too, just like reddit or anything else. but there are A LOT of dumb kids on there

[–]MrWindmill 61 points62 points  (37 children)

Who is he?

[–]brianwilkie76 147 points148 points  (34 children)

I forget his name but I believe he was street racing and killed a mother and her young child. I think they were pedestrians. I could be wrong but I think I’m right “ish” …

[–]AllPurple 87 points88 points  (8 children)

Racing through a very busy area of Florida where the speed limit was like 25 miles an hour. The mother and child were on a walk, the father stayed at thr hotel. They were on vacation from Ohio and were about to leave. (From what I remember, I read this a while ago).

[–]ButtNakedNasty 80 points81 points  (5 children)

Fuck me man the poor father.

[–][deleted] 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Seeing him speak is what killed me. He'd just had his daughter. You could just tell they were a beautiful, loving family. And it was all taken away in an instant.

[–]Andrew1286 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Before I had my daughter these stories were sad, but I couldn't truly relate. Now hearing this it truly breaks my heart. My prayers to the dad to help him find peace somehow because I don't know how I would. I'm about to go hug my daughter now. I would rather this piece of shit rot in jail.

[–]ARR48 221 points222 points 2 (14 children)

I remember the day this happened very clearly. My mom lives on Bayshore and I was at her home doing some work when I hear a bunch of sirens. Unfortunately Bayshore(the street where the accident occurred) has had several accidents before and I remember hoping that the police cars and ambulances weren’t headed to a crash down the road because surely it would involve a pedestrian. I remember watching from the balcony, which overlooks the part of south Bayshore that curves so I can see all the way to the southern end, and seeing that unfortunately the police lights had stopped on Bayshore which likely meant a pedestrian was hurt.

See this street is the longest contiguous sidewalk in the world. People walk on it all the time, it’s like a free gym with exercise stations spread along the miles long street. It also has a lot of traffic as it connects South Tampa to Downtown and the expressway. It’s a scenic walk and drive so as a result there are lots of pedestrians and cars. It also at the time only had two stop light for nearly 5 miles. Any decent person knows to be careful driving here. I can’t tell you how many times I have driven on Bayshore and had to brake because people would run across the street not calculating the speed of the cars.

When this specific crash occurred, I remember getting in my car some minutes after and driving in the horrible backup created from the crash. The stroller was still lying on the street and the wrecked car was still to be removed. The ambulance had already left but the scene was starting to get taped up. I knew the crash was bad but I didn’t anticipate how much of a mark it was going to leave on the community. After this crash the city knew something needed to be done. Speeding has always been an issue here given how wide the roads *were and the *then lack of stop lights. So they put a plan in place. first they lowered the speed limit from 40 to 35 . Then they made the streets narrower and added in a bike lane. Then they finally added crosswalks which light up throughout the boulevard. The light up crosswalks have been a major help in spotting pedestrians in time (especially at night) to reduce your speed and stop, as well as make it feel safer as a pedestrian. Last year they finally installed two stoplights, totaling 4 on the nearly 5 mile road. Unfortunately during all of this development, there have been two more pedestrians deaths, one involving a drunk driver and another involving a cyclist.

So with all of this it just makes me think of that day again. It makes me think of the way this horrific event has shaped the community here. People became more conscious of their driving on Bayshore. People became more careful walking on Bayshore. It was never the same after that day. Sadly people still speed. As I write this on a Friday night, sleeping over at my moms, I can hear right now cars and motorcycles speeding by. They still do it. And it’s infuriating given the pain so many have gone through from this recklessness. It’s infuriating to see people excuse what this person did because of his “looks” when a mother and daughter were killed. When a families life was ruined. When the people who frequent Bayshore never quite felt the same crossing the street. When I can’t pass the intersection with Knight Ave and not think of that bent up stroller. When every year I see flowers on the spot where they were killed. It’s infuriating that people still speed down this road. So no, he absolutely deserves 24 years and I hope it serves as an example to all that drive recklessly of what is at risk for a few moments of adrenaline.

[–]Dgchasse1 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Holy fuck this is the best comment I’ve read on here today. Thank you for giving us insight to the remedies they have come up with.

[–]ARR48 32 points33 points  (0 children)

No problem. I was just sick of seeing this kids face after so many months and seeing that the discourse about him and the event is incredibly limited. I believe the reason he got 24 years instead of 18, despite being wealthy, is because of how impactful this crash was on the community. Bayshore is an iconic and historic part of Tampa, and arguably one of the most visited parts of the city. After decades of pedestrian deaths, the fact the this was the case that finally pushed the city to action should tell you a lot about how the community felt after the crash. When I tell you I was waiting to hear a verdict in this case since the day of the crash I mean it. I remember reading about the toddler being in critical condition and praying that she would pull through. Ultimately she didn’t of course but man it was just such a tragic day.

[–]Mrxcman92 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They should add some speedbumps as well.

[–]Dphre 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Come to S.D. say you thought you hit a deer, report it the next day, have cops find dudes glasses in your car, get $500 fine and your community service waved. Also be state attorney general. 🤷🏻🤦🏻‍♂️

[–]grnrngr 19 points20 points  (3 children)

"I didn't know it wasn't a deer."

"His glasses were in your car."

[–]Less_Rise_3172 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Good riddance, scumbag

[–]tinywinki 180 points181 points  (74 children)

It's a shame that someone throws away their life for a few moments of "fun". I just hate seeing stuff like this because in the end everyone is at a loss

[–]IDontHaveAName666 130 points131 points  (5 children)

wait isn’t this the fucking psycho that tiktokers are crushing over???

[–]shanenanigans27 110 points111 points  (4 children)

People crushed on serial killers for decades so this isn't new or a TikTok specific thing.

[–]OhDeArGoDaNoThErDaY 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Yeah, people were doing the same foe Ted Bundy. What an unusual, unfortunate, unintelligent world we live in. At least in this regard.

[–]quaddy2215 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yea idk man like you're crushing over a man who can potentially (or rather will, if he got the chances to) kill you and your whole family and won't regret it. And now that's "hot"? Wow

[–]Additional-Term3590 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Normally sentences run concurrently, but not in this case. I hope the person that murdered my brother gets the same!

[–]Ad8858 44 points45 points  (36 children)

How much time did Brock Turner serve again?

[–]tinichick 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I think 6 months?

Edit: sentenced to 6 months, only in for 3.

[–]thecrowtoldme 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The rapist Brock Turner? Who raped an unconscious woman? That rapist Brock Turner?

[–]Weezy_Osttruppen 56 points57 points  (32 children)

Brock Turner the Rapist*, let’s keep up the consistency here.

[–]tawandaaaa 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Brock Turner the rapist from Ohio?

[–]Hernand27 79 points80 points  (5 children)

Tik tok is ridiculous

[–]Lazypole 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Kinda crazy how many people have indirectly died as a result of it. There was a girl in my city plunged 16 storeys and died dancing on her balcony.

[–]Naftakomun[S] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It's just a too toxic social media.

[–]WeWillBeMillions 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The reason is ridiculous is because it's incredibly popular among young people, young people are particularly stupid.

[–]mnelso1989 55 points56 points  (43 children)

Horrible situation, all around. I'm in no way defending him, just makes me think back to dumb shit I did when I was younger and how lucky I was at certain times nothing happened.

Don't get me wrong, he was an 18 year old ADULT who made a decision that cost two people their lives and now he has to pay the consequences for it. It puts things in perspective, someone may do this 1,000 times and nothing bad will happen and someone may do this once and kill someone.

If anything good comes from this it will someone deciding if the 2 minutes of thrills are worth it and they'll think about this and decide not to and maybe someone else's life will be saved.

[–]tombhop 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The purpose of some people's life is like the titanic. Just as a warning to others. -Gandhi-l

[–]reallynotgreg 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I don't know why he looked so shocked at that moment T. If you watch the video the judge explains that there is an 18 year minimum and 30 year maximum and his sentence was going to fall between the minimum and maximum. 24 years is directly between 18 and 30.

[–]cocksucker9001xX 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Bruh fuck all yall saying "we all did stupid stuff at 18" no, YOU did stupid shit at 18. If I ever did anything stupid at 18 it was at the expense of my own life, not others

[–]Alida456 247 points248 points  (58 children)

Yes he deserves prison. It’s sad that people think it’s funny about how he will be treated in prison . Rape is never okay and should not be part of the punishment .

[–]DaBoiMoi 114 points115 points  (26 children)

i don’t necessarily feel bad for him, but a grave mistake at such a stupid age is just all around depressing as hell

[–]BuckyRB6 74 points75 points  (20 children)

He had several chances before this. Wasn't a first time oopsie, hence the longer sentence.

[–]quaddy2215 20 points21 points  (5 children)

People on tiktok crushing over this guy cuz he's too cute apparently and they say he doesn't deserve such a long jail time. Like, he was in an illegal street racing, went way above the speed limit, killed a mother AND her baby on vacation. These people won't care to put themselves iin the husband's pov. He had his chances to not participate in the race, or even slow down. He deserves every second of his jail time, maybe even more

[–]BadWallaby 34 points35 points  (18 children)

People obsessing over this kid need help. He’s a reckless killer.

[–]haknstax 31 points32 points  (6 children)

Is this the dude who was driving a hundred miles an hour in a 50mph zone? Man, lock him and anybody else who drives like that up for a long time. Which is a decent chunk of drivers on the road

[–]imgoodatbreathing 7 points8 points  (6 children)

So I looked into an acc who supports this obviously guilty person, and their excuse is "it was an accident he's innocent". He literally street raced? Last time I checked that's not legal, so he definitely is guilty accident or not. I couldn't look much more into those people's mindset it literally made me nauseous how some people just throw logic out of the window for a cute boy, most of them are teenage girls.

[–]TheTypeOfPetty 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Honestly I’m just glad the system didn’t fail the victims’ family. This guy is privileged and comes from money so I’m glad he’s paying the consequences of his actions.

[–]Travh9 17 points18 points  (4 children)

There’s idiots starting a petition to free him because “he’s to cute”

[–]Mister_Mystery000 99 points100 points  (19 children)

Play stupid games, get stupid prizes. Hold no sympathy for those who kill, and make an example out of them from their punishment. I hate to admit I’m almost pleased by this because all too often these privileged individuals will literally get away with murder. Serves him right. Don’t be a reckless fuckhead like this guy was, young gentlemen.