Sunday, June 22, 2003
Tomorrow is the beginning of the Texas trial for Chante Jawan Mallard. She is accused of murder after leaving a bleeding man to die while lodged in her windshield in her car parked in her garage. The Dallas-Ft.Worth Star Telegram has a great article that covers many unusual aspects of this case. We get a little personal history about the accused and the victim. What disturbs me about this article the most (aside from the gruesome nature of the facts) is that there seem to be so many people willing to continue to support this woman as "cool" or as someone who's "got a heart." I find it completely incomprehensible that people are so quick to disassociate the act with the person. This was not a simple mistake...it was a deliberate act intended to save herself from going to jail. Heartless is the only word that comes to my mind.