URGENT * URGENT * URGENT
Write your letters immediately. The Judge as set July 19th for the punishment hearing. We shall call for a ride in to the court house at a later date This is an official “CALL TO ACTION” seeking Justice for BACA member and US Defender member Richard “Hat Trick” Schroeder. On December 12th he was run over and killed by Trena Mitchell. This woman has no driver’s license and can’t get one because she is legally blind. She has received tickets for no driver’s license in the past and has even caused an injury accident in Fort Worth. Richard was enroute to a Toy Run when he was struck and killed.
The woman had four children in the car including an infant who was not in the required car seat. This would be child endangerment. The infant spent a week in the Hospital as a result of Mitchell’s failure to obey the law.
Her attorney said she just wanted to put this behind her.
The Prosecutor has asked for a plea bargain resulting in Probation with Deferred Adjudication meaning the collision would not show up on her driving record. They would drop the charge of child endangerment. Trena Mitchell pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony manslaughter charge in the death of Richard Craig Schroeder.
The judge is:
Honorable Judge Ralph Strother
19th State District Court
501 Washington Ave., Suite 303
Waco, Texas 76701
And the person in charge of making a recommendation is:
Community Supervision Officer
501 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX, 76701
Write each of them a letter expressing opposition to this plea bargain.
Make the time fit the crime. With her record of flouting the law and endangerment to others it is time to take her off the street.
Honorable Judge Ralph Strother;
I am writing in reference to the death of Richard Schroeder on Dec. 12th 2009 when he was run over by Trena Mitchell. It has been brought to my attention that there is currently a move afoot to plea bargain for a deferred adjudication in this case against Ms. Mitchell. I would hope you do not accept this plea bargain. Mitchell’s lawyer stated that she is sorry the man was killed and she just wants to get it all behind her. The Schroeder family would like to get it all behind them also but not by allowing this woman to get by with a slap on the wrist.
I have been told that Ms. Mitchell has two warrants out for her arrest already for driving without a license and was involved in an injury accident in Ft. Worth. She has shown no respect for the law by her continued action of driving without a license. She draws a pension for being legally blind and continues to drive an automobile in total disregard for others safety. The report states she had a small child that was not restrained again refusing to show any regard for the law.
On Sept 1, 2009, SB 1967 a Highway Safety Bill took effect. The Law states that a person who fails to yield the right of way causing a collision that results in injury to an innocent party must pay a minimum of $500 fine. If the collision results in serious injury or death the minimum fine shall be $1000. Another Bill passed into law increased the penalty for having a young child unrestrained in a vehicle while traveling was and the age limit was increased. It has been pointed out that the DA’s office is willing to drop the charge of child endangerment.
I implore you to do the right thing and take this menace off the street.
Give her a penalty that she will remember.