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N.M. Man's Second Alcohol-Related Crash Kills Father, Daughter

A New Mexico man pled not guilty in court Thursday to an intoxicated vehicular homicide charge that stems from a fatal accident Saturday. It's the second time he stands accused of causing a fatal accident while drunk. He served six years in prison after being convicted in 2006.

In a bizarre twist in the more recent case, Jacob Williams, 27, allegedly killed the brother of the judge that first put him away.

Police say Williams had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit Saturday, when his truck veered into oncoming traffic and into a motorcycle ridden by Daniel Sanchez and his 11-year-old daughter, KOAT 7 reported. Sanchez died at the scene. His daughter is still in serious condition.

Sanchez is the brother of state District Court Judge William Sanchez, who presided over Williams' first case in 2006, according to Fox News. In front of Judge Sanchez, Williams pled guilty to vehicular homicide, great bodily harm by vehicle and aggravated driving while intoxicated after killing one person and paralyzing another, also on a motorcycle.

In the first crash, which took place in August 2006, Williams killed Quin Sanchez, 42, no relation to Daniel or William. Mary Ann Madrid, a passenger on the motorcycle, was left paralyzed.





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      murcielago8898
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well first of all we need to erase the Second Amendment and get rid of guns. Then these kinds of vehicle crashes from drunk drivers will be eliminated. Guns kill people, and since somebody is dead it must the guns fault, or was the the fault of the motorcycle, or the car, oh just pass the bill so we can find out whats in it later.
      laclone
      • 1 Year Ago
      2 counts of Vehicular homicide?!? He does 6 years for the first, then 2 years after being released does it again?!? 12 years this time. Never to be allowed to drive again. PLUS a suspended Life Sentence hanging over his head if he is ever found to be operating any motor vehicle for the rest of his entire life.
        CajunTad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @laclone
        Sorry to say, but with his record, what makes you think that he would abide by the court's order to never drive again. It's sure evident that six years in jail didn't make him quit drinking and driving. Throw away the key...
        waikswithspirits
        • 1 Year Ago
        @laclone
        How about LIFE in prison, no chance of parole. Someone who has taken the life of one person already, and caused another to be paralyzed, and then gets out and does it AGAIN, shouldn't be out at all. He should be locked up, with the key thrown away if he has that little regard for life.
          laclone
          • 1 Year Ago
          @waikswithspirits
          I agree. I'd personally have him sentenced to life + 100 years, but I think the cry-babies would object and he'd be able to get out. The suspended life sentence if he ever gets behind the wheel again might have a better chance of being upheld.
        laclone
        • 1 Year Ago
        @laclone
        Plus forfeiture of ALL assets and finances to the victims family.
      emiller867
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about making him work in funeral homes for next 10 years. Jail at night, then during the day helping with bodies in funeral homes. Especially those persons that died as a result of drunk drivers.
      • 1 Year Ago
      My question is: How did he manage to get his license back after serving time? I'm guessing that he was driving illegally. I find it ironic that he's accused of killing the judges brother...Or perhaps he KNEW it was his brother, you can find anybody on the internet these days. It sounds too much like a coincidense for it not to be.
        sdshantasi
        • 1 Year Ago
        He was too drunk (and mad after an argument) to do this on purpose and succeed.
        • 1 Year Ago
        My apologies, it should read "coinsidense" not "coincidense"
          Debbie
          • 1 Year Ago
          coincidence
          jktkw
          • 1 Year Ago
          get a dictionary you idiot, but, good point
          Evelyn
          • 1 Year Ago
          Your first shot at "coincidence" was the right one.
      fm1alpine
      • 1 Year Ago
      horrible. maybe now judges will GET TOUGH on repeat offenders.
      findrobin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oman for the judge to suffer for not putting him away for life for premedaiated murder the first case. Shame. Should be a federal law of premeditated murder for drunk driving when homicide happens..
      schlauger1
      • 1 Year Ago
      wewerhaus "I'm a liberal, and I am repulsed by your suggestion. The trouble with non-liberals is that they try to lump everyone else into a single mindset. It may be the case with Repubtards, but not liberals. I'm quite sure the family of the teen in TX who drunkenly killed four others in his car was a Repubtard. Just saying. So SHut it. And for the record, we all hope this judge throws the book at this selfish fat idiot . One would have thought 6 years in prison would have dried him out." Prisoners make jailhouse booze from all kinds of things.
        blbsmurf
        • 1 Year Ago
        @schlauger1
        It makes no difference what happened in Texas. Two wrongs does not make a right. Extremists from the left and the right turn everything into a political issue in a vain attempt to defend their comrads.
      NAOMI
      • 1 Year Ago
      So my question is, why did they let him out of prison after only 6 years? He obviously learned nothing and has now killed again. Condolences to the judge's family. And put this guy away for the rest of his life; he deserves no sympathy.
        poll100
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NAOMI
        Killed the judges brother, probably gave him a light sentence to show he wasn't prejudical.
      Miles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, time to put this guy away, for good, one way or the other-----
      texashappy
      • 1 Year Ago
      when they have been given a second chance to change their lives after killing someone and hurting another to the point where they will need someone in their lives to help them be able to stay alive and survive, then to again drive drunk and kill another person and put another in critical condition then it is time to put this man in prison and lock the door on him. I don't care who the people are. Brother of a judge or who ever. They are always the son of someone, father of someone, loved one of someone. This man has not learned nor cares to learn. Please put him behind bars so another loved one of someone is killed by this murder. And that is just what he is. A murder. That is MY opinion... Save the rest of us from his murdering ways.
      azcorrections
      • 1 Year Ago
      oops.. someone isn't getting out this time..serves him, drunken fool
      dkodmdms
      • 1 Year Ago
      When will DRUNK DRIVERS be treated like the INTENTIONAL MURDERERS they are? Think LIFE w/o parole is good choice for repeat offenders....
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