Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ex-Marine gets life for drug deal killing

Intervening in an addict’s life before a drug deal goes horribly wrong is one of the goal’s of Intervention 911. Sitting back and watching someone self-destruct from addiction is a one way trip to jails, institutions or worse yet, death.

Look at this article I found regarding an EX-Marine who took his addiction too far. He killed another man over a laptop computer.

Thinking “this could never happen,” is the biggest mistake family members make, leaving life altering consequences to shatter lives – some decisions cannot be reversed. Whether this man suffered from PTSD, which is very common amongst people who served in the military or if drugs played a major role in his decision making, perhaps this incident could have been prevented.

This story is so sad, if you know someone who needs help – please call us. All information is kept confidential; we specialize in all addictions and help all people: military, dual diagnosis, teenager, elderly, stay at home parents, single people, etc. Remember the disease of addiction does not discriminate. / 866-888-4911

Story by: The Associated Press

Ex-Marine gets life for Calif. drug deal killing

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Marine who served in Iraq has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a California man to collect money owed for a drug debt.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former Cpl. Ramon Hernandez was sentenced Monday for shooting David Pettigrew.

Prosecutors say two other Camp Pendleton Marines gave Pettigrew a laptop computer in exchange for an ounce of cocaine.

When the victim failed to give them the drugs, Anthony Vigeant (vih-ZHANT') and Trevor Landers recruited Hernandez to help collect the laptop.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to murder and two robbery counts and testified against them at trial. Hernandez served two tours in Iraq and suffered severe brain injuries in a 2004 bombing.

Posted By: Ken Seeley – Founder – Intervention 911

1 comment:

Edward said...

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Center for Dual Diagnosis