TS - Broken system

Broken system
Letter to the Editor

Once again they have delayed the preliminary hearing for Jason Bradley Whitmill and Anthony Flores into February. I would think that this case would be a simple slam-dunk, they murdered an innocent 9-year-old girl, permanently disabled her mother and completely destroyed her family.

It would save the Humboldt County taxpayers a lot of money to get this trial over and get these two into prison, or would it? According to the California Department of Corrections Web site it cost the taxpayers of California around $35,000 a year for each of the over 300,000 inmates in our state prisons, what they won't tell you is what percentage of those inmates are illegal immigrants.

With all of California's budget problems and prison overcrowding this should be a no brainer for our elected officials, send the illegal immigrants back to where they came from and this time keep them out, this would save the taxpayers of California millions of dollars while allowing room for Whitmill and Flores. Instead what we will do is leave the illegal immigrants in our prisons only to release them onto our streets eventually, complain because the state and the county are broke then let Whitmill and Flores out on the streets to find their next victim.

They have proved that they are capable of this time and time again with Mr. Whitmill, he is the perfect example of what's wrong with our justice system

Kenneth Quigley
Posted: 01/23/2009 01:15:54 AM PST
From Comments:

Mr. Quigley, I stand behind your "BROKEN SYSTEM" note regarding our local justice system. I am not the only one who can't understand why they keep moving trial dates forward. You have the "slam-dunk" part right, only they should slam-dunk these punk murders right into the sewer where they belong!!

Again, my heart goes out to you and your family for having to under go this delay. It is just too bad that a big lumber truck was not in front of your family. These punks would be hamburger, and your loved ones would not have been put through all this. May God Bless you, your wife and family, and especially your little 9 year old Angel! DON'T GIVE UP! Fight, fight, fight. My wife and family wish that these punks will be put where they belong - PRISION FOR LIFE!

Really Broken
Mr. Quigley - I am so sorry for you and your wife's loss. The reason this was delayed again is because the DA is trying to figure out a plea bargain that won't get protests in front of the court house. He doesn't want to try this case because he doesn't have the man power or brains to try it.

If you only knew how many people are following this and how much they think about you and your family.

I completely agree. If the DA doesn't want protests in front of the courthouse, he better do the right thing and get these two the max penalty with no pleas or parole. Anything short of that is injustice.

Get ready to witness injustice - its been spilling out of the courthouse like a broken damn for the last four years. People have been looking the other way because of what I don't know.
Whitmill and Flores trial date delayed another month 08/04/2009
Whitmill, Flores take District Attorney's deal 12/05/2009
Jury selection begins in trial of Whitmill, Flores 11/23/2009
Whitmill, Flores trial to proceed 11/10/2009
Motion denied to suppress blood sample in Whitmill case 11/06/2009
Whitmill faces murder charge for alleged role in crash 10/15/2008
Quigley family, friends remember 9-year-old Nicole 10/06/09
Nearly one year ago 10/01/2009
Case surrounding fatal crash on Highway 299 delayed 09/15/2009
Too many delays 9/10/09
Legal maneuvers slow case of men charged in 9-year-old's death 09/01/2009
Whitmill and Flores trial date delayed another month 08/04/2009
Evidence, charges unchanged against Whitmill 07/17/2009
Evidence for second degree murder charge? 06/19/2009
Thinking of the Quigleys 05/29/2009
Remember Nicole 05/08/2009
Looking forward: Quigley family watches and waits as case continues 05/17/2009
Defendants in 299 wreck plead not guilty 03/28/2009
Judge holds Whitmill, Flores to answer for 299 wreck 03/14/2009
Wife refuses to testify against husband at preliminary hearing 03/13/2009
Investigator testifies suspect in fatal crash changed story 03/12/2009
Officer testifies about 299 crash at prelim 03/11/2009
Preliminary hearing over Highway 299 wreck continues 03/10/2009
Superior Court delays hearing in 299 crash case 02/11/2009
Broken system 01/23/2009

Hug your children 12/03/2008
Vehicular manslaughter suspect has extensive criminal history 11/13/2008
Whitmill-Flores hearing continued 11/06/2008
Street race case waiting on CHP reports 10/23/2008
Authorities seek Mustang passenger for questioning 10/17/2008
Court document: Flores tried to 'subvert' investigation 10/16/08
Whitmill faces murder charge for alleged role in crash 10/15/2008
Authorities arrest driver of Mustang 10/10/2008
New driver named in fatal collision 10/09/2008
Search continues for other driver in fatal crash 10/08/2008
◼ ER Parolee named as driver in fatal collision
◼ TS New driver identified in fatal crash
◼ TS New driver named in fatal collision
TS Update: ☛ TS Police still looking for driver
◼ TS Driver sought: Suspected drag race on 299 results in fatal crash

Note: there were other articles in the Eureka reporter, but none are available online anymore.