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.
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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