Cowboys Josh Brent Driving No Less Than 110mph Night of Fatal Crash; Pistorius Released on Bond

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Posted: February 22, 2013
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Josh Brent May Have Driven as Fast as 134MPH

After a night of drinking in December 2012, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was careening down the highway in his 2007 Mercedes s60 when hit a curb, lost control of the car and flipped. This ultimately killed his passenger, teammate Jerry Brown.  New evidence shows that Brent was driving at a minimum speed of 110mph, and could have been driving as fast as 134mph. Brent was driving, not only with a suspended license, but with a .189% BAC which is more than twice the legal limit in Texas. His license was suspended from a prior DUI conviction in Illinois. Although out on $100,000 bond, Brent is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter, which could land him in prison for a minimum of 20 years.

Pistorius Out on Bail

Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been freed on bail in the amount of 1 million rand, which converts to $112,803 USD. The “Blade Runner” is accused of premeditated murder in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Reports say Pistorius heard rustling in his bathroom, got up, retrieved his gun and shot four times at the bathroom door. He found Steenkamp shot dead and claims he thought his home was being burglarized. In South Africa there are no jury trials; all cases are handled by judges.

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