Monday, July 30, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Texas Teenager - Manslaughter Charged

Eliezer Sanchez Jr., 19, was arraigned on a manslaughter charge Sunday afternoon for shooting Jessica Saldivar in the head about 5 a.m. Saturday.

Sanchez told police investigators that he had pulled the trigger of the .38-caliber revolver not knowing that it was loaded, according to the criminal complaint. Four witnesses provided sworn statements that the shooting was accidental. 

Saldivar was rushed to the hospital where she later died about 3 a.m. Sunday.

Pharr police Chief Ruben Villescas said Saturday that Sanchez was charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, for recklessly causing serious bodily injury to Sanchez. When Sanchez died of her injuries, the charge was increased to manslaughter.
In Texas (and not only there) Brown people get a different kind of justice. Compare to this one, or this one, or this one.

Don't get me wrong, I believe the responsible people should be held accountable for their actions, but it should be evenly applied. There is a terrible racism that runs through the application of gun laws.  Often it's too severely applied to non-whites and not applied at all to whites.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. So can we understand that you're against the gun control laws that existed in the south for decades after the Civil War? After all, those were designed to keep blacks from having firearms, while whites got a pass.

  2. The Houston shooting involved African Americans... no charges filed.