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My Daughter Has Felony Drug Convictions Now What?

Rebecca Trevino Shot Her Cop Boyfriend on Thanksgiving Last Year.

Last Thanksgiving (2014) we talked about Rebecca Trevino from Michigan. Instead of Turkey she served up hot steel when she killed her boyfriend who was also a reserve cop. Its one year later and I was wondering what happened to her.

She plead to a manslaughter charge and will spend about four years in prison. Im stunned.  She plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, in July.

The family of the victim, James Gascoyne, says the nearly four-year sentence Rebecca I. Trevino will receive is not long enough but since she took the plea deal offered her, she was allowed to get the sentence. Just four years for killing a man. His family made a scene in the court room, saying they werent consulted about the deal.

It had to have helped that he was known to beat her profusely and had even beat her the night before.


When Death Row Women Turn on Each Other

Many years ago I had some trouble with the women on Pennsylvania death row. The way they twisted and turned my words to and about each other after years of friendship and the quickness with which they turned on each other was a rude awakening for me but it also helped me narrow my focus.  My stark opposition to the death penalty wasn't my focus. What I really wanted to do was give an alternative lifestyle to those living there forever. Basically so mean bitches like that have a little more trouble turning prison into the Criminal University we all know it is.

Believe it or not, a lot of these "evil bitches" dont want to live in a violent environment anymore. They dont want the fighting and deaths, the bullying and scare tactics and the constant drama. There are a percentage of women on death row and serving LWOP that realize this is their lifelong home and simply want to exist in peace. Some are guilty of their murderous crimes, others caught up in governmental flubs and…

Nashville Teen Girls Shoot it Out over Family Disrespect

I was doing my thing early yesterday morning. My spouse gets up at the unbelievably absurd 3:30 a.m. At times, which are few and far between, I get up with him and drink coffee and fix him a little brekkie for the hour or two drive to work. Yesterday happened to be one of those mornings.
So we sat, he and I, hours before sunrise and watched our favorite morning Newscasters on News 2 in Nashville. They are a funny lot with jokes and snide remarks plenty enough to start any crime writers day off right. I'm snickering away when I heard it.

A 14 year old girl, Treyonta Burleson  in Nashville had been shot. Shot twice, actually, in the chest. By who, you might ask? Who in the hell would shoot a 14 year old, little slip of a girl? One who had been involved in a neighborhood movement to improve the conditions in the projects on Charles E. Davis Boulevard.

Neighbors reported hearing a large group of girls screaming and fighting and a loud noise like a car crashing.One witness telling the…