Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Raquel Nelson, Cobb Mother Asks Court to Drop Charges in Son's Jaywalking Death: Shouldn't The Driver Been Charged?


In this case of Raquel Nelson being charged for her son's death, we feel it is very unfair.  We agree the charges should be dropped.  No, none of us should be jaywalking and we would advise pedestrians to please be careful when crossing the street, if you decide not to cross at the light.  However, how many people jaywalk and have been jaywalking for many years?   All drivers should watch what they are doing while driving and in this specific case of this dear mother and her child, a life should not have been taken away due to the lack of responsibility of the driver.  You ever hear the law that says, pedestrians are right, no matter what?   Maybe, it is different in Marietta, Georgia, if so, they need to change the law and look into charging this driver with vehicular homicide.

It is only fair that the charges be dropped against Raquel Nelson, because it is bad enough she is mourning for the loss of her son.  She will not ever get a chance to see him grow up, graduate from high school, attend college or even have a family of his own.  The thought of his life snatched away by a careless driver is something this mother must live with for the rest of her life.   However, we believe God can heal her from these painful memories.

One more thing, although we side with Raquel Nelson, we request that all mothers and fathers not jaywalk with your children.   For you see, the consequences can risk not only their lives, but also your own.  The saying. 'it is better to be safe than sorry, it so true and definitely not a cliche. 


We pray for Raquel Nelson and pray that the charges be dropped against her, in Jesus name.  May her son, rest in peace.

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Cobb Mother Asks Court to Drop Charges in Son's Jaywalking Death

Darryl Carver

By MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta

ATLANTA - A Cobb County mother has asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to throw out her conviction.
A year ago, Raquel Nelson was convicted of 2nd degree vehicular homicide after a hit and run driver struck and killed her 4-year-old son, A.J., as they walked across Austell Road in Marietta.

A judge sentenced her to a year's probation. However, the judge also made a rare...Read full article, here.
Source, Video and Photo Courtesy:  MyFOXAtlanta.com

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