2.26.2010

TS - Vehicular manslaughter suspect has extensive criminal history

Vehicular manslaughter suspect has extensive criminal history

A 31-year-old Eureka man allegedly involved in an illegal street race that ended the life of a 9-year-old girl and seriously injured her mother in early October, has an extensive history of drug use, dangerous traffic violations and illegal activity in Humboldt County.

Court records show that before his latest arrest on Oct. 6, Jason Bradley Whitmill was routinely cycling between the Humboldt County Superior Court, the county jail and the streets of Humboldt County.

Since 1997, Whitmill had appeared in the Humboldt County Superior Court around 17 times for various violations.

Court records show that in January 2005 Whitmill was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer for driving a stolen car. Whitmill, who was on active parole, pleaded guilty to the charge of auto theft, and was sentenced to 68 days in jail.

In February of 2006, Whitmill was found in a Eureka alley with a small plastic bag containing methamphetamine, a police report indicates.

He was on active parole at the time. He pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $1,310, and was sentenced to 31 days in the Humboldt County jail. He was given conditional release upon the completion of the sentence.

Traffic records show that in October of 2006, Whitmill was stopped by a traffic patrol officer and ticketed for driving on a suspended license without a seat belt, vehicle registration or insurance.

Less than a week later, Whitmill was stopped again for failing to stop at a stop ign, as well as driving without registration or insurance on a suspended license.

During late April, 2007, Whitmill was arrested by Eureka police officers for possession of methamphetamine. He was taken into custody, and court records show that during a subsequent hearing, Whitmill flipped off an officer inside the court, leading a judge to charge him with disorderly behavior. He pleaded guilty to both charges.

For those charges, Whitmill would later be sentenced to a total of 306 days in jail and a $300 fine.

On Oct. 2, 2007, Whitmill was arrested after trespassing on private property, but those charges were dropped.

Then, in December of 2007, Whitmill was spotted driving again. According to a Eureka police officer's written account, Whitmill attempted to evade the officer, speeding “with wanton disregard for safety.”

During the chase, Whitmill stopped his car and fled on foot into a nearby greenbelt to hide. He was located and arrested shortly afterward.

After searching his car, officers reported finding numerous bags of marijuana and a hypodermic needle. Whitmill pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 135 days in jail, and ordered to pay a $300 fine.

Less than a year later, on Oct. 6, 2008, Whitmill was arrested again -- this time he was charged for murder.
Investigators with the Eureka Police Department believe that Whitmill was driving with passenger Cheri Marcelli in a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire along State Route 299 when he allegedly began racing a 1998 silver Ford Mustang reportedly driven by Anthony Marques Flores, a 19-year-old Eureka man.

At some point during the race, according to a declaration to increase bail in Flores' case file, Whitmill attempted to pass the Mustang on the right at speeds of around 100 miles per hour. According to court records, Whitmill then allegedly clipped an uninvolved Chevrolet Tahoe driving the same way, sending both the Tahoe and the Sunfire off an embankment.

The Tahoe struck a utility pole and overturned. Inside the Tahoe were Debra Quigley, her two twin 9-year-old daughters and one of their friends. Debra Quigley was seriously injured and one of her daughters, Nicole Quigley, was killed on impact. The other two girls sustained moderate injuries.

Whitmill and Flores have been arrested. Whitmill is charged with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated and engaging in a speed contest that resulted in death. Flores has been charged with manslaughter, engaging in a speed contest and hit and run.

According to court records, neither of the drivers had vehicle insurance.

In a letter to the Times-Standard, Nicole's father, Kenneth Quigley, expressed his concern that after constant run-ins with the law, Whitmill was still free.

”This guy (Whitmill) had no business being out there,” Kenneth Quigley said. “He had no business being out of jail.”

The recovery process has been difficult for the Quigley family.

Kenneth Quigley said Deborah is healing, but is unable to leave the home. And since neither driver had insurance, the medical costs have increased the burden.

”We're coming along,” he said Wednesday. “We're grieving over (Nicole Quigley) of course. It's a tough thing -- you never think of this happening to you.”

Sean Garmire can be reached at 441-0514 or sgarmire@times-standard.com.

From the comments:

Bernard Fokke
This is a perfect example of what happens to a legal system when it's "Liberalized" and turned into a no fault scenario.

It wasn't his fault he was misunderstood, a victim of poor potty training, poor parenting he deserved another chance to do the right thing and become a good citizen and so on.

See the end result here?

The reality is that some people are just no darn good, they are like mad dogs and at some point society should realize that, accept that fact and put them down.

Yes I said down not away, cold hearted yeah I guess make you feel uncomfortable about terminating another human life?

Look Nicole Quigley and family straight in the eye and have a discussion about your feelings of discomfort and see what they say, oh sorry, you'll have to skip poor little nine year old Nicole as she didn't make it did she.

My sincere condolences and prayers to the Quigleys for their loss.

Whitmill, I hope you live forever.

And you feel good softies that helped enable this to happen I lay a part of the responsibility at your feet and I hope it haunts you every day.

teacher
So, so sad for this family. My heart grieves for you and you have my prayers. On the other hand, this Whitmill guy should be taken out back and flogged for starters, then locked up with repeat offenders for the rest of his life. If he gets out again, his judge and lawyers should be disbarred. Where's the justice here? Does anyone follow folks like this, so they can see his past record and make better decisions? Three strikes at least. Thumbs down.

Domino 21
It seems to me that the Quigleys have a solid case against the County, Hum Superior Court. But I think the soveriegnty laws shield them. CCPOA, the assigned parole agent, and all those groups that protest for prisoner rights.

watcher
lET ME PULL THE SWITCH ON THE S.O.B.

whodat
how did he get a 30 day sentence for stealing a car when he was either out on parole or probation? That alone should have sent him to the state penn for a few years. I bet if he was a minority the humboldt courts would not have been so extremely lenient. It seems that meth offenders get a lot less time than pot offenders. It was only a matter of time until this knucklehead killed someone and unfortunately for our community, it was not himself that he killed.

Connecticunt
I want his **** , that's all.

what next
Our legal system, law enforcement and all levels of government cannot and will not protect us, the law abiding community. They have proved this time and time again. Lawyers have destroyed this nation.

Jeffrey Lytle
“HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”
January 2005 - driving a stolen car - active parole, pleaded guilty to the charge of auto theft

February of 2006,- in a Eureka alley with a small plastic bag containing methamphetamine - He was on active parole at the time - He pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $1,310 - sentenced to 31 days in the Humboldt County jail - given conditional release upon the completion of the sentence

October of 2006 - ticketed for driving on a suspended license without a seat belt, vehicle registration or insurance

Less than a week later - stopped again for failing to stop at a stop sign - driving without registration or insurance on a suspended license

During late April, 2007 - arrested by Eureka police officers for possession of methamphetamine - during a subsequent hearing, Whitmill flipped off an officer inside the court, leading a judge to charge him with disorderly behavior. He pleaded guilty to both charges.- sentenced to a total of 306 days in jail and a $300 fine.

On Oct. 2, 2007 - arrested after trespassing on private property

December of 2007 - Whitmill was spotted driving again. According to a Eureka police officer's written account, Whitmill attempted to evade the officer, speeding “with wanton disregard for safety.”

Oct. 6, 2008 - charged for murder

Response - Is Marcelli charged with anything? Was the Sunbird Whitmill's car or Marcelli's car? Sunbird not registered; or, registered to whom? Was Whitmill "borrowing" vehicles prior to this accident?

Jeffrey Lytle
McKinleyville - 5th District

Eurekan
What a brave man you must be Bernard!

Acting as if you really give a damn about this little girl.

Obviously this article is nothing more to you than one more way you can bash liberalism and get your sick rocks off.

You are every bit as sick as the people who killed that girl.

LOL
How many times must one person be convicted before the key gets thrown away? Hopefully only one more, unfortunately it was at the expense of a young girl. You can't help but feel for this family, unless your Whitmill. This idiot is a perfect example of our "beloved" DA (note sarcasm). Another case of what these tweakers do in their spare time...... Nothing good!!!!

LOL
whodat wrote:
how did he get a 30 day sentence for stealing a car when he was either out on parole or probation? That alone should have sent him to the state penn for a few years. I bet if he was a minority the humboldt courts would not have been so extremely lenient. It seems that meth offenders get a lot less time than pot offenders. It was only a matter of time until this knucklehead killed someone and unfortunately for our community, it was not himself that he killed.
Let me tell you, Paul Gallegos!!!!!!!! If only you stupid libs would have voted for someone else in the recall of his sorry ****!!!!

hmmm
Every driver is to blame, some more so than others.
The racers should be punished to the maximum allowable.
The uninsured mother who lost her child has payed a dear price, but she still shouldn't drive illegally.
What was she thinking?
And what a waste of life.

Slappy
This happens all the time, most of those out roaming our streets have the same record. In and out of jail constantly. I thought we passed three strikes for just this reason - too bad it is never enforced!

Humhillian
I am a person who believes in second chances. I believe that drug offenses should be prosecuted and then treated. I am okay with rehab over jail time for first offenders. My first problem with this situation is that he was given MANY chances- when too many chances are given with little penalty where is the message that what has happened in unacceptable? Where is the punishment for repeating a mistake? My other problem is was he given any "rehab", not that I am sold on the ability to treat meth, I would like to know an attempt was made. After the first time he should have served enough time to make him think twice before commiting another crime. When he was arrested for evading an officer "with wanton disregard for safety" he should have been put away for a long time. His behavior was not changing for the better, it was time to call a spade a spade, instead the law was stretched like taffy. My heart breaks for that family and the community which now lacks Nicole's light. This tragedy should not have been possible.

anon
hmmm wrote:
Every driver is to blame, some more so than others.
The racers should be punished to the maximum allowable.
The uninsured mother who lost her child has payed a dear price, but she still shouldn't drive illegally.
What was she thinking?
And what a waste of life.
Where did you get an uninsured mother from. You need to read up on this case. Quigley's were not uninsured the people that took their daughter away were.

nobody
I'm suprised the "Cop Watchdog Group" isn't holding a vigil for Whitmill.

nobody
hmmm wrote:
Every driver is to blame, some more so than others.
The racers should be punished to the maximum allowable.
The uninsured mother who lost her child has payed a dear price, but she still shouldn't drive illegally.
What was she thinking?
And what a waste of life.
She wasn't uninsured. The illegal street racers were. reread the article. idiot

Thurfer Howat
nobody wrote:
I'm suprised the "Cop Watchdog Group" isn't holding a vigil for Whitmill.
The cops didn't beat him up......yet.

anon from Eureka
hmmm wrote:
Every driver is to blame, some more so than others.
The racers should be punished to the maximum allowable.
The uninsured mother who lost her child has payed a dear price, but she still shouldn't drive illegally.
What was she thinking?
And what a waste of life.
The article does NOT say the Mother was uninsured, it says the other drivers were not insured. Do not dare put any blame on this poor mother. She was simply driving her daughter to soccer practice and the most tragic thing imaginable occured out of utter stupidity of un-law-abiding idiots! This Whitmill person should NEVER have been out on our streets given his repeated disrespect of the law and other people!!!

SO dumb dumb
Bernard Fokke wrote:
This is a perfect example of what happens to a legal system when it's "Liberalized" and turned into a no fault scenario.

It wasn't his fault he was misunderstood, a victim of poor potty training, poor parenting he deserved another chance to do the right thing and become a good citizen and so on.

See the end result here?

The reality is that some people are just no darn good, they are like mad dogs and at some point society should realize that, accept that fact and put them down.

Yes I said down not away, cold hearted yeah I guess make you feel uncomfortable about terminating another human life?

Look Nicole Quigley and family straight in the eye and have a discussion about your feelings of discomfort and see what they say, oh sorry, you'll have to skip poor little nine year old Nicole as she didn't make it did she.

My sincere condolences and prayers to the Quigleys for their loss.

Whitmill, I hope you live forever.

And you feel good softies that helped enable this to happen I lay a part of the responsibility at your feet and I hope it haunts you every day.

You are a dumb one huh. This country was founded on liberal ideology and the founding fathers were all liberals of their time. Yes it shocking what a dismay, but republicans today were yesterdays liberals

Anonymous
This story has me crying.

Bernard Fokke
Eurekan wrote:
What a brave man you must be Bernard!
Acting as if you really give a damn about this little girl.
Obviously this article is nothing more to you than one more way you can bash liberalism and get your sick rocks off.
You are every bit as sick as the people who killed that girl.
Actually Eurekan I do give a damn and I laid the responsibility where it belonged so deal with it, don't try to shift out from under the blame by calling names.

treesncrows
How sad and disturbing it is to know our legal system continues to protect the guilty, while putting the innocent at risk, in this case, death. Notice the charge is "manslaughter" and not murder. Having an extensive knowledge of the law, this idiot will not serve a long sentence and by the time it goes to trial, he will be given time served. No doubt he will be back on the road again. That is the sad part regarding this case...along with liberal judges and a flawed legal system that continues to allow these things to happen. As "anonymous" stated...this story has me crying.

Thurfer Howat
Bernard Fokke wrote:

Actually Eurekan I do give a damn and I laid the responsibility where it belonged so deal with it, don't try to shift out from under the blame by calling names.
Saying that the responsibility is with liberals is like saying the Jews were responsible for WW2. The ones responsible are the two maniacs who were needlessly racing, don't bring politics into this trajedy, it only takes away from the memory of their child.

lol
"the Eureka Police Department believe that Whitmill was driving"
Well there you go.
He must be guilty.

Shocked
There's a lot of "He pled guilty" lines in this article. For a seventeen time looser who has to be conwise that could only mean one thing. Plea bargains to lesser included charges.
I'm saying let him pled guilty to this one too. Give him 30 days in county and fine him $300.00. Seems to have worked well in the past.........
Someday somebody is going to have to put a cog in that revolving door..

wow
"the Eureka Police Department believe that Whitmill was driving"

EPD?
Way out there?

Eurekan
Bernard Fokke wrote:

Actually Eurekan I do give a damn and I laid the responsibility where it belonged so deal with it, don't try to shift out from under the blame by calling names.
Excuse me? No sir! You DID NOT!
YOU did exactly as I said- used the horrible death of an innocent child as an excuse to write more stupid brainwashed hate speech, about a political ideal you see as the opposite of what you believe.

You dont want to 'blame' the scum who did this.
You want to blame EVERYONE who votes differently than you. Nothing more.

davidson
makes you wonder who he was tellin on to get out of jail so easy sounds like a snitch to me I would like to send mine out to the family for there loss. hopefully he gets what he's got commin

Elmer Fudd
Why don't you Humboldters do something about the high percentage of "dueling banjos" types living in the county? A .357 behind the right ear does fine in reducing the population.

Rey
It appears that the justice system here in Humboldt County had a hand in the murder of a 9yr. old girl, publish information on all 18 violations, we need to shed light on this malignancy...

Anon
I like dueling banjos. You might have a solution to the local surplus of reggae, though.

Lois Wilson
It's a disease
http://www.ncwsa.org/district-01.html

anon from Eureka
Lois Wilson wrote:
It's a disease
http://www.ncwsa.org/district-01.html
Whitmill is a disease.

Mike
Jason Bradley Whitmill, guess we can't refer to him as a transient... just a Humboldt loser.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The real crux of this story, and far too many others, is the inability of a large portion of the population to take responsibility for their actions.

Whitmill continually disregarded the safety or property of others and shows no evidence of being willing to accept responsibility for the action (he ran from the scene) here that resulted in an innocent girl's demise.

The courts and district attorney seem unwilling to accept responsibility for continually releasing what seems in hindsight as an obviously unreformed criminal back on to the streets to harm others again. Some people refuse to be rehabilitated or reformed and these folks will need to be dealt with somehow.

And we, the general public, have to take responsibility for encouraging a society where this is all too commonplace by how we have voted and the kinds of laws we allow to be passed. It is OUR responsibility to ensure that laws are reasonable, effective and enforced AND we have to be willing to pay for it. Which may mean higher taxes to not only build and staff the judicial system effectively but to provide education and rehab where needed.

We'd rather try and ignore the problem and keep the money for ourselves.

I would much prefer a society where we all took responsibility for our actions and the courts and cops and jails were only used to deal with the completely incorrigible. I hate the idea of a police state and a draconian enforcement policy but folks like Whitmill certainly give me pause about what's needed.

Thurfer Howat
FYI Whitmill wasn't the coward who ran, he was the coward who had his injured female passenger try and cover for him. But I agree with your point, all to often people shrug off their responsiblity, either actively by running or making someone else take the fall, or passively by making excuses for themselves or others.

EHSclassOf72
That Jason the moron needed the S#*% beat out of him a long time ago.
What the heck kind of parents does he have ? None to speak of I'm guessing.
If he does then they need their house picketed for before such losers.
And make sure their son gets 20 years of hard time.

I am very saddend with this story.. This one really got to me.
So sorry.

Humboldt Born and Raised
Gallegos is as bad as Kamela Harris. If you don't prosecute offenders, they will keep offending. Gallegos only goes after big cases that will get him a face time in the local media (such as PALCO, Eureka Inn, & Gundersen, but he ignores lesser known rape & drugs cases). I'm moderate to liberal but I'll never understand why people elected him again. If he had done his job in the first place, Whitmill would be in the State Pen and this poor little girl would be alive.

Stumpy
watcher wrote:
lET ME PULL THE SWITCH ON THE S.O.B.
Yeah, The Chair. The lights dim...
As They Throw The Switch...
http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/starke/electrici...

Stumpy
Fascinating...
"anglefire.com " Let him tell his maker why he murdered the little girl...And sentence the juvenile delinquents to witness the execution, it may save them from a simular fate...

Friend
anon wrote:

Where did you get an uninsured mother from. You need to read up on this case. Quigley's were not uninsured the people that took their daughter away were.
thank you I wanted to say the same thing!

Bernard Fokke
Eurekan wrote:

Excuse me? No sir! You DID NOT!
YOU did exactly as I said- used the horrible death of an innocent child as an excuse to write more stupid brainwashed hate speech, about a political ideal you see as the opposite of what you believe.
You dont want to 'blame' the scum who did this.
You want to blame EVERYONE who votes differently than you. Nothing more.
You poor fool.

Gimbo Slice
Take him out, buckwheat style.
thats a fact
Eureka, CA
Reply »|Report Abuse|#48Nov 13, 2008

When I read this story I think about all of the fathers in Humboldt County who have had false charges made against them by the mother of their children, in order to get a temporary, five year restraining order levied against the father, just to gain 100% legal custody over the father. And then the women stalk the father on purpose to entrap the father into a violation of the restraining order. I know this to be true because I now fathers who are living this hell in Humboldt County.

It is pathetic that this human scum is given numerous chances to clean up his act but fathers, with NO PRIOR RECORD of either violence or abuse are immediately convicted and driven from their children. The liberal batch of judges in Humboldt County are incompetent. And the DA who negotiated the plea bargains for this criminal Whitmill is incompetent as well. The death of a nine year old girl is on his hands and the judge who passed sentence on Whitmill.

senior citizen
The older I get the worse the Judical system gets.

It use to be that the victims of a crime were protected and the guilty we're prosecuted, now it is the other way around. Just so the attorneys can make money and move up in the political arena. All in the name of money.

Stumpy
Gimbo Slice wrote:
Take him out, buckwheat style.
I'm dying here! What is "buckwheat style"?
Beat his butt with a loaf of bread?

thats a fact
senior citizen wrote:
The older I get the worse the Judical system gets.
It use to be that the victims of a crime were protected and the guilty we're prosecuted, now it is the other way around. Just so the attorneys can make money and move up in the political arena. All in the name of money.
You senior citizen vaildate the fact that a great society revers it's oldest as they are the wisest and see the world for what it truly is. Kudos to you.

Anonymous
While no amount of punishment would likely serve to help reform this guy, a long period of incarceration would at least serve to protect other innocent persons from his future acts.
thats a fact

I congratulate the Times Standard for delving so deeply into the criminal history of Whitmill. It is sad that his case is not a rare occurence. There are thousands of parolees just like Whitmill all over Humboldt County. The entire legal system is corrupt. It does nothing to protect society from these human animals. Rather, it only serves to fatten the pocketbooks of the attorneys who run the system.

teacher
LOL responds: Let me tell you, Paul Gallegos!!!!!!!! If only you stupid libs would have voted for someone else in the recall of his sorry ****!!!!

Wake up, chum. It's not a liberal conspiracy. Judges, lawyers, the system all of these play a part. Don't politicize this just because you want to point a finger. A little girl has died. Our laws need to change. Then we can hang em high in cases like this before such tragedies occur. Gallegos is not the sharpest crayon, I admit, but don't throw this at his feet. Lots are involved.

anon from Eureka
Humboldt wrote:

And since neither driver had insurance, the medical costs have increased the burden.
Damn mother should not have been driving illegally. The soul of her daughter shall rest upon her head. Everyone knows you don't drive without insurance. If she had insurance should would not have had to worry about any medical bills. Debra Quigley is just as guilty for her daughters death as anyone else in this situation. She should have not been driving her daughters to soccer practice with no insurance and with a suspended drivers license. With her history of DUI's I dont know how they let that women drive. The question must be asked Why a Tahoe? They are so deadly.
Either you are related to the idiots who CAUSED this tragic accident or you are a heartless troll. Either way, pull your head out. How dare you smear the innocent.

Thurfer Howat
Humboldt wrote:

And since neither driver had insurance, the medical costs have increased the burden.
Damn mother should not have been driving illegally. The soul of her daughter shall rest upon her head. Everyone knows you don't drive without insurance. If she had insurance should would not have had to worry about any medical bills. Debra Quigley is just as guilty for her daughters death as anyone else in this situation. She should have not been driving her daughters to soccer practice with no insurance and with a suspended drivers license. With her history of DUI's I dont know how they let that women drive. The question must be asked Why a Tahoe? They are so deadly.
You're just fu/cking stupid, she had insurance dumba/ss, it was the fu/ckups who caused the wreck that didn't have it, you would actually know this, but it's hard to read with your head so far up your a/ss. And a Tahoe is no deadlier than a mustang or sunfire (orwhateverthehellwhitmillwasd riving).

nobody
Humboldt wrote:

And since neither driver had insurance, the medical costs have increased the burden.
Damn mother should not have been driving illegally. The soul of her daughter shall rest upon her head. Everyone knows you don't drive without insurance. If she had insurance should would not have had to worry about any medical bills. Debra Quigley is just as guilty for her daughters death as anyone else in this situation. She should have not been driving her daughters to soccer practice with no insurance and with a suspended drivers license. With her history of DUI's I dont know how they let that women drive. The question must be asked Why a Tahoe? They are so deadly.
Don't be an idiot here on this post, making light of a childs death is horrible.

1 that loved her much
Humboldt wrote:

And since neither driver had insurance, the medical costs have increased the burden.
Damn mother should not have been driving illegally. The soul of her daughter shall rest upon her head. Everyone knows you don't drive without insurance. If she had insurance should would not have had to worry about any medical bills. Debra Quigley is just as guilty for her daughters death as anyone else in this situation. She should have not been driving her daughters to soccer practice with no insurance and with a suspended drivers license. With her history of DUI's I dont know how they let that women drive. The question must be asked Why a Tahoe? They are so deadly.
Obviously, you are one of those "speed readers", you know, someone on Meth that just doesn't comprehend what was printed. There is no mention of the mom having a suspended license, no insurance or previous DUI's.Wow, what one of the voices that you must be hearing told you that?Now be a good snake and go slither back under your rock....shhhhhhh

sad but true
davidson wrote:
makes you wonder who he was tellin on to get out of jail so easy sounds like a snitch to me I would like to send mine out to the family for there loss. hopefully he gets what he's got commin
Definately sounds like a "rat". Too bad they don't post his picture, I would like to see what the rodent looks like.

Well Guess What
teacher wrote:
LOL responds: Let me tell you, Paul Gallegos!!!!!!!! If only you stupid libs would have voted for someone else in the recall of his sorry ****!!!!
Wake up, chum. It's not a liberal conspiracy. Judges, lawyers, the system all of these play a part. Don't politicize this just because you want to point a finger. A little girl has died. Our laws need to change. Then we can hang em high in cases like this before such tragedies occur. Gallegos is not the sharpest crayon, I admit, but don't throw this at his feet. Lots are involved.
And guess what?! Governator is going to authorize the release of over 22,000 of these so called "non-violent" offenders into society without the supervision of parole officers (who are looking at lay offs) or the threat of "parole violations" that send them back to prison. Unless we speak up....loudly....this is totally going to impact our society and create a glut of victims. More Whitmill's out there to murder our families but not be charged as murderers. And then of course, there are the Gallegos's of the state. The future does not look bright for John Q Public as he just goes about his day to day existence.

sad but true
Well Guess What wrote:

And guess what?! Governator is going to authorize the release of over 22,000 of these so called "non-violent" offenders into society without the supervision of parole officers (who are looking at lay offs) or the threat of "parole violations" that send them back to prison. Unless we speak up....loudly....this is totally going to impact our society and create a glut of victims. More Whitmill's out there to murder our families but not be charged as murderers. And then of course, there are the Gallegos's of the state. The future does not look bright for John Q Public as he just goes about his day to day existence.
This is why I smell a rat !!My understanding is when you are out on Parole and violate the conditions, you are sent back to PRISON if your parole officer sees fit. This Jason guy just always got sentenced to county jail for small amounts of time. He must be a RAT and his parole officer knew this and never sent him back to prison to be dealt with for what he is... A RODENT !!They have a way of dealing with these kinds on their own. Not to mention he is now labeled a child killer. I am not god, I don't have the right to pass judgement on anyone, but as a person I totally feel this man is a waste of good air !! There isn't a shank big enough for this person to get his just reward.

1 that loved her much
Humboldt wrote:

And since neither driver had insurance, the medical costs have increased the burden.
Damn mother should not have been driving illegally. The soul of her daughter shall rest upon her head. Everyone knows you don't drive without insurance. If she had insurance should would not have had to worry about any medical bills. Debra Quigley is just as guilty for her daughters death as anyone else in this situation. She should have not been driving her daughters to soccer practice with no insurance and with a suspended drivers license. With her history of DUI's I dont know how they let that women drive. The question must be asked Why a Tahoe? They are so deadly.
So which one are you ?? Jodene Aubrey or Cheri Marcelli ?? You are the only two cold hearted bitches I could think of to write such ****!! You both lied to cover up what happened... Like you were not at fault, or the "special men" you were with had any thing to do with this. Now your trying to blame an innocent mother for the death of her child that both and all of you caused ?? In case you didn't realize, both of you have already caused enough heartache for all the family members, now you are trying to smear their names ?? I hope your "men "are getting **** bagged daily by all the other inmates,thats the least that they deserve!!

totally agree
Stumpy wrote:

Yeah, The Chair. The lights dim...
As They Throw The Switch...
http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/starke/electrici...
Loved the link, very insightful.... Hope I got this straight... no water for them ??

Well Guess What
sad but true wrote:
This is why I smell a rat !!My understanding is when you are out on Parole and violate the conditions, you are sent back to PRISON if your parole officer sees fit. This Jason guy just always got sentenced to county jail for small amounts of time. He must be a RAT and his parole officer knew this and never sent him back to prison to be dealt with for what he is... A RODENT !!They have a way of dealing with these kinds on their own. Not to mention he is now labeled a child killer. I am not god, I don't have the right to pass judgement on anyone, but as a person I totally feel this man is a waste of good air !! There isn't a shank big enough for this person to get his just reward.
The other "beautiful" part of this new proposition from the Governor's office states that any offense committed by these released felons will not be considered as "parole violations" and therefore will not be an automatic conduit back to prison. It will take our local DA ( oh geesh!) making these charges as "fresh charges" or new charges reasons to place these individual released offenders back in jail. Its all about the state budget folks....and the unfortunate recipients for our state fathers screwing everything up is OUR quality of life....citizens being victimized. I can't believe you heard if first from me. A strong voice to our government leaders may....MAY....be very helpful to alleviate this travesty, but I fear it is a done deal.

A FAMILY MEMBER
HUMBOLDT - ARE YOU AN IDIOT? OR YOU JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ>

anonymous
It doesn't do any good or change anything to place blame, but I do know that criminals, repeat offenders, run around getting on with their lives as if they never did anything wrong. Even when they blatantly violate the terms and conditions of their probation or parole.
You notice nothing ever happens to THEM, it's the innocent people that have to try to survive around them that get hurt or killed.
There is something very wrong with that.

anonymous
A FAMILY MEMBER wrote:
HUMBOLDT - ARE YOU AN IDIOT? OR YOU JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ>
Save yourself the trouble of trying to figure this one out.
Humboldt is and idiot AND doesn't know how to read.
It's obviously both.
Try not to get upset about it.
They aren't worth it.

anonymous
Humboldt wrote:

And since neither driver had insurance, the medical costs have increased the burden.
Damn mother should not have been driving illegally. The soul of her daughter shall rest upon her head. Everyone knows you don't drive without insurance. If she had insurance should would not have had to worry about any medical bills. Debra Quigley is just as guilty for her daughters death as anyone else in this situation. She should have not been driving her daughters to soccer practice with no insurance and with a suspended drivers license. With her history of DUI's I dont know how they let that women drive. The question must be asked Why a Tahoe? They are so deadly.
Its hard to believe that some people are so dam, frikin STUPID!!! and to think thier vote counts. now thats scary. My prayers go out to the quigley family.

Knowbody
Well Guess What wrote:

The other "beautiful" part of this new proposition from the Governor's office states that any offense committed by these released felons will not be considered as "parole violations" and therefore will not be an automatic conduit back to prison. It will take our local DA ( oh geesh!) making these charges as "fresh charges" or new charges reasons to place these individual released offenders back in jail. Its all about the state budget folks....and the unfortunate recipients for our state fathers screwing everything up is OUR quality of life....citizens being victimized. I can't believe you heard if first from me. A strong voice to our government leaders may....MAY....be very helpful to alleviate this travesty, but I fear it is a done deal.
According to the Feds and Human rights groups the California System is flawed.
60% of all parole violations are for either failed urine tests or missed appointments according to the LA Times.
Measure 5 which the Democratic party endorsed would have helped cure this problem.

Bob Quigley
Couldn't the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife just issue tags for Whitmill and let hunters take care of the problem?
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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
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08
Hug your children 12/03/2008
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Whitmill-Flores hearing continued 11/06/2008
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Authorities arrest driver of Mustang 10/10/2008
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Note: there were other articles in the Eureka reporter, but none are available online anymore.