Jose Trapala- Georgia- 1999 Feb 10, 2015 0:23:54 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 10, 2015 0:23:54 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: FBI.Gov)
Fugitive Profile as of February 10th, 2015 (based on FBI.Gov wanted poster):
Date(s) of Birth Used: September 1, 1977
Place of Birth: Mexico
Weight: 200 pounds
Occupation: Cook in Restaurants
Race: White (Hispanic)
Remarks: Trapala may wear his hair in a waist-length ponytail. He has ties to Mexico and may be living in the United States illegally.
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Jose Luis Trapala is wanted by the Atlanta, Georgia, Police Department and the FBI for vehicular homicide.
Authorities say on December 19, 1999, Trapala was driving his vehicle on the wrong side of the road and hit another vehicle. This vehicle rolled causing the passenger to be ejected. The vehicle landed on the passenger, Jeanne Sauban, killing her. Officers say Trapala attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle which was inoperable. Trapala then fled on foot. It is believed Trapala sustained injuries in the accident as blood was found in his vehicle.
Thoughts? Trapala was aired on the March 10th, 2001 episode of AMW although I don't know if he was aired after that. Also, is it just me or do all these hit and run cases ALWAYS seem to involve a guy in Georgia who may have fled the country. Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez, forum-exclusive case Concepcion Cruz, and now this guy.
Although unfortunately I'm not sure what can be proven in a court of law, I have serious questions as to how Tripala wound up on the side of the road- and whether he was under the influence.
I know asking a fugitive to turn themselves in is usually an insult to their intelligence, but I always like to especially ask they do in vehicular homicide cases, because these are cases about manning up and accepting responsibility. Most vehicular homicide cases carry lengthy sentences but fair or not, usually aren't life sentences. But instead of fessing up and spending X amount of time in prison and trying to become a better man afterwards (once again, fair or not), they mainly instead choose to remain cowards.
Trapala, whether he went back to Mexico or anywhere else, needs to turn himself in.
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