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TheBiggestBrother
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Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.

If convicted on all counts. Honestly I'm not sure that's enough time. A person died. It was all so avoidable. The whole thing is gut-wrenching.


tigerbait2010
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
get a grip. it's more than enough time.


Hugh McElroy
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
He should go to prison. No way in hell he should be there 26 years. I don't the right amount of time. Years. But not two and half decades.

Amber Guyger got 10 years. That seems about right. Give Ruggs a decade.
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TheBiggestBrother
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
Suppose it was your mom that he killed. Would 26 years be enough time for you?


raWelgaE
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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Give Ruggs a decade.

I bet the woman he killed wished she had a decade longer to live.


JayAg
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
It differs state to state, in Cali, I think he could get max 10, but in Texas here, it’s 20 years, it all comes down to Nevada law, past precedents, and restitution paid I assume


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Tuscaloosa
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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Honestly I'm not sure that's enough time.


People get less for 2nd degree murder. In some states they get less for rape. Count me out of the crowd that believes an awful decision that resulted in tragedy is the same as someone who intentionally ends someone else’s life or sexually assaults them.


Hugh McElroy
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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I bet the woman he killed wished she had a decade longer to live.


You think we should execute him? We should execute anyone that is doing a something dangerous and illegal that ends up unintentionally resulting in the death of another person? Is that really what you think?


borotiger
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
It appears that he's going to jail for a very long time. He killed a young woman and ruined his life. Trying to denigrate a school over this simply diminishes the horror of this man's actions.


3down10
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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Suppose it was your mom that he killed. Would 26 years be enough time for you?




Not going to bring my mom back. There is a difference between justice and vengeance.


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Avante
Member since Oct 2021
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
He needs to do what he does best.....RUN!!!!!!!!


As far as what should happen to him if he doesn't run, he should never leave prison you simply cannot pull what he did. If in the Middle East they'd chop his head off.
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TimeOutdoors
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
I have absolutely no sympathy for someone that was going 150ish. If it was a normal accident yes, but 150 mph? If that is proven then I have no problem with 26 years.


lsufball19
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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People get less for 2nd degree murder. In some states they get less for rape. Count me out of the crowd that believes an awful decision that resulted in tragedy is the same as someone who intentionally ends someone else’s life or sexually assaults them.


Yeah, there is a lot of backwards and unexplainable things in the criminal justice center. I am in the camp that Ruggs deserves to go to prison for a long time, but I also don't think they should lock him up and throw away the key forever. Ruggs' life as he knows is over. He'll very likely never touch a football again and will lose likely all the money he's earned in his short time as a professional. He destroyed the life of an innocent girl, her family, and his own family (and a child) who depends on him. It's very sad all around. But throwing him in jail for most of his adult life isn't going to bring that girl back or right all the wrong he did.
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alpinetiger
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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If convicted on all counts. Honestly I'm not sure that's enough time. A person died. It was all so avoidable. The whole thing is gut-wrenching.

Sad for all parties. I hated to hear about the dog too. I've done my share of driving under the influence in my younger, stupider college days, but it was more like Cheech and Chong. Driving under the speed limit and being hyper-aware. Its hard to comprhend going 150+ MPH in a car sober, I can't imagine doing it under the influence. I'll pray for all parties. What a terrible mistake and a hard lesson to be learned.


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Jack Ruby
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
He'll get 2-8 yrs and do about 20% of his sentence, if that, which could be as little as 6 months.

Daunte Stallworth had a similarly heinous DUI/manslaughter incident and only did 30 days in jail and was on house arrest for 2 yrs and got probation.

The prosecutor will probably try to get famous from the Ruggs case and likely will try to throw the book at him..

Most wrongful death/manslaughter incidents don't get heavy prison sentences, but they do ruin your life for about a decade. There's no way he should get 28 yrs. That's insane


BamaGradinTn
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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People get less for 2nd degree murder. In some states they get less for rape. Count me out of the crowd that believes an awful decision that resulted in tragedy is the same as someone who intentionally ends someone else’s life or sexually assaults them.



Henry Ruggs intentionally got behind the wheel and engaged in a behavior that he knew could kill someone.

Or have you conveniently forgotten his three-finger bull shite after every touchdown? His supposed homage to his friend who was killed in a wreck...a gesture that now seems to have been more designed to call attention to himself. And that was a wreck that was just due to weather.

I'm not saying he should spend the rest of his life in prison. I do believe murderers should be executed. And I believe 10-20 years is appropriate for Ruggs. Besides...if he gets 20, we all know he'll be out on parole before that anyway.

He's what, 23 years old? He'll be out before he's 40-45 and still have a chance to have a life.



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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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He'll get 2-8 yrs and do about 20% of his sentence, if that, which could be as little as 6 months.

Daunte Stallworth had a similarly heinous DUI/manslaughter incident and only did 30 days in jail and was on house arrest for 2 yrs and got probation.

The prosecutor will probably try to get famous from the Ruggs case and likely will try to throw the book at him..

Most wrongful death/manslaughter incidents don't get heavy prison sentences, but they do ruin your life for about a decade. There's no way he should get 28 yrs. That's insane


I know, and that is a sad situation. And why this world is the mess it is stupid crap just like that. This guy should never leave prison but it is like you said.
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BamaGradinTn
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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He'll get 2-8 yrs


Uhh, no.

You must have missed the story posted earlier about a much less horrific DUI death at the hands of a prominent Las Vegas real estate broker who was sentenced to 8-20.

LINK

Even the defense attorney asked for 6 years.

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and do about 20% of his sentence, if that, which could be as little as 6 months

No way in hell.

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Daunte Stallworth had a similarly heinous DUI/manslaughter incident and only did 30 days in jail and was on house arrest for 2 yrs and got probation.

Absolutely irrelevant. Ruggs didn't kill anyone in Florida. No probation for this crime in Las Vegas.

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Daunte Stallworth had a similarly heinous

Are you high? Stallworth was going 100 MPH slower than Ruggs. And his victim wasn't burned alive while screaming.
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Jrv2damac
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
Do you think he will get out before or after Tennessee beats Alabama again


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Tuscaloosa
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re: Henry Ruggs is facing 26 years in prison.
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Henry Ruggs intentionally got behind the wheel and engaged in a behavior that he knew could kill someone.


But he didn’t maliciously & deliberately kill someone. 2nd degree murder carries a 25 year term in Nevada. Sex trafficking runs 5-20.

I am absolutely not defending him or his actions, and I get that it’s an emotionally charged tragedy, but perspective is important. Locking him up for 26 years while the sex trafficker is out in 5 doesn’t really benefit society or provide closure for the tragedy.


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