Man Must Spend Victim’s Birthdays In Jail

FORT WORTH (AP) A 22-year-old man given a 10-year probationary term in an intoxication manslaughter case must spend the victim’s birthdays in the Tarrant County jail.

Christopher Elton Campbell was drunk when he rear-ended a car driven by 24-year-old Renee Danielle Horton two years ago. She was killed.

In a plea arrangement in which the prosecutor consulted with the victim’s family, it was determined Friday that Campbell must wear a bracelet containing Horton’s name; reimburse her mother for funeral expenses; and spend Christmas, Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July and the dates of Horton’s birth and death in jail.

Campbell, in pleading guilty, promised state District Judge Ruben Gonzalez that he’d never wind up in his courtroom again, and he apologized to Horton’s family.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. CL says:

    very similar to sentence in case of Rocky Anderson who also killed a young child because he was driving drunk….exception was he also has to wear a SCRAM (alcohol detection ) bracelet……

  2. texas heartland says:

    I think this is a great idea. It will make him think of what he did for a long time to come.

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