Wow this case is a doozy.
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Where: Mt. Clemens, MI

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The defendant: Stephen Davis
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Other defendant (charged but this isn’t his trial): James LaCoursiere
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When: 2008
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Victims: Robert “Bobby” McGuire (17), Nicholas “Nick” Noble (17), and Jordan VandePutte (17).
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The story:
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After school had let out, 45 miles outside of Detroit, two vehicles raced ahead of one another swooping and swerving around eachother. Near the 25 Mile Road intersection, the vehicle driven by James LaCoursiere drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a school bus. Two of his passengers died instantly and the other died at the hospital. The school bus was empty. James LaCoursiere now faces three counts of manslaughter.

The driver of the other vehicle that was racing with LaCousiere, Stephen Davis, also faces the same three counts. The state alleges that “Davis engaged the teens during a fit of ‘road rage’ and bears responsibility equal to that of LaCoursiere for the crash” (InSession)

There were 16 eyewitnesses who give different accounts of what happened and observers riding in the same car can’t agree which makes for murky facts. There is no reason for LaCourisere to swerve left since there was no contact between LaCousiere’s pickup and Davis’ car. La Coursiere, who only suffered leg injuries, says he doesn’t remember.

“Davis’ attorney Robert Vitale says that whatever the answer, his client simply minded his own business, while the kids played a game of Russian roulette from the moments they pulled onto the road. ‘If you play roulette long enough, sooner or later the bullet is going come up in the chamber. It could have been anybody else on the road; it happened to be Mr. Davis.'”(In Session)
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If convicted, Davis faces up to 15 years in prison..

Stephen Davis was convicted of negligent homicide in the death of the 3 students. He will spend 16-24 months in jail….
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Thoughts?