The mother of a man charged with murder for shooting at a car and killing a 13-year-old girl says it was an accident. Richard Calderon, 24, appeared in court today. He is free on bond. Calderon is accused of crashing into and speeding away from the car Alexis Wiley was riding in on Wednesday.
"It's a tragedy that this accident happened," said Isbel Calderon, the suspect's mother. "If the the mother was in the car then she should know exactly what happened, it was an accident."
Now, I hate to generalize, but this happened in Texas. Do you think the general shoot-em-up attitude in Texas partly explains this?
Or is this an ethnic thing? Is this all about Chicano and Black people?
Or is this another case of an individual doing something wrong who is 100% responsible for his actions, those actions having nothing to do with anyone else or the gun laws or, god forbid, any law abiding citizens?
I would add something else, contrary to popular opinion, I am not soft in criminals. The fact that this young man is out on bail is a travesty. The fact that in his area of Texas they've got plenty of marijuana offenders doing time as well as other non-violent offenders, is a travesty. Saying this was an "accidental shooting" is a travesty. What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.