Hello good people. I’ve been unable to follow trials and news daily to write blog posts about them. As it stands now, I’m unsure if and when I’ll return to writing blog posts on a regular basis. My last chemo treatment is scheduled for February, and then I’ll be on targeted immunotherapy for a year, so we’ll see how I’ll feel come March of next year.
There is much happeningand I wanted to bullet point some things. As and if time allows, I’ll post updates in the comment section below. Feel free to do the same.
Terry Thompson and his wife Chauna were charged with murder for the May 28, 2017, choke-hold death of John Hernandez in Crosby, Texas. Terry was put on trial in July 2018 and the jury hung. His retrial began in October 2018. The jury found Terry guilty and sentenced him to 25 years. Chauna’s trial is scheduled to begin on March 26, 2019. For background on this case, see this link.
Jeffrey Zeigler, who fired a shotgun at 14-year old Brennan Walker, has been sentenced to 4 to 10 years in prison. A jury found Zeigler guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. For background info on this case, click here.
In April 2018, in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, Brennan Walker missed his school bus. His mom had taken his cell phone from him the night before, so he could not call or get a map to school. He attempted to follow the path of the school bus but became lost. He went to a house, rung the bell, and Jeffrey Ziegler grabbed a loaded shotgun. Brennan ran, and Jeffrey took a shot at Brennan’s back. Fortunately, he missed.
For more background on the case, see the post at this link.
Ziegler was charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms. The jury was given instructions on a lesser charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. It took the jury three hours of deliberation to find Ziegler guilty of the lesser charge. It carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Ziegler was also found guilty of possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony. which has a mandatory sentence of two years in prison. Read the rest of this entry
Jeffery Zeigler is a White man of 53 years-old. He lives in the Christian Hills subdivision of Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. He is a retired Detroit firefighter. Because of his actions on Thursday, he has been arraigned on charges including assault with intent to murder and felony firearms.
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Zeigler’s wife called 911 and reported that her husband had chased a Black male who tried breaking into their house. Oakland County Sheriff deputies learned that a shot had been fired and found the 14-year old Brennan Walker down the street, unarmed.
Brennan told deputies that he missed his school bus. His mother had taken away his phone so he didn’t have that to use to get directions. He tried walking the bus route, but got lost. He knocked on the door to Zeigler’s house. A woman inside began yelling “why are you trying to break into my house?” Brennan said he tried to explain to her that he was trying to get directions to Rochester High, but she continued yelling.
Jeffrey Zeigler came downstairs and grabbed a gun. When Brennan saw the gun, he started to run. While he was running away, Zeigler fired a shotgun. Brennan ran further, hid, and broke down crying.
The Zeigler’s have home security video, and their story is contrary to what the video shows. Read the rest of this entry