Guys, don't blame Ekstasis for something a friend of his did. We all place ourselves in the shoes of the victims, and it makes us angry. Also think of all the people close to the drunk driver as well. They will also suffer.
Spoke to a mutual friend about an hour ago and said to him that I don't feel that sorry for Roller. He was offered help many many times and kept on messing up. But on the other hand I have a soft spot for him (friendly way lol).
Thinking of that family - I cannot imagine what they are going through right now.
Oi, so much pain for so many. Sad. Sad. Sad.
He might get a lessor sentence seeing his family are well off. If he used drugs in conjunction with alcohol and it is proven the resulting side effect was him losing his senses then he might get off with a lessor sentence.
If he's send to a Maximum prison, closest to his home town is Helderstroom (near Caledon). They usually try to keep a prisoner closest to their home. If Medium, he can ask for Oudshoorn or George. Doubt if he'll see any of the Cape Peninsula prisons, except if they got no room in any of the closer prisons. Remember, almost all the prisons in SA is like 220% over populated.
The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
In SA Law "murder" is defined by some form of pre-meditation..Thats why it is almost impossible to get a murder conviction for DUI offences and they inevitably end up as manslaughter convictions. Although NPA would like to set precendents.
Respect to OP for standing by his friend.
Pity we don't have the death penalty anymore. Would have seemed a fitting end.
Theres so many different worlds
So many differents suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones