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Ryan Morales recalls nothing of fatal crash, expresses remorse

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 5:19 pm

During a jailhouse interview, the man accused of killing six people in a horrific Lodi car crash said he has no memory of the moments surrounding the incident, but is haunted by the lives that were lost nearly two months ago.

Ryan Christopher Morales, dressed in a red jumpsuit with a bandage stretching from his knee to his ankle, talked for nearly an hour. He spoke from the other side of a glass partition about his failing attempts to remember how he went from drinking shots of vodka with his father to waking up in a hospital bed, preparing to face 15 criminal charges including six counts of murder.

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  • CATHERINE ERICKSON posted at 10:09 am on Tue, Dec 31, 2013.

    FRITZY9 Posts: 17

    The moment this man decided to buy the alcohol and "just have a little drink with his father" was the point at which this man was in control of his future and the possible future of others. Once one makes the decision to drink...all bets are off from that moment on. When you have a drinking problem and you know that a black out situation can happen then one should think before drinking again and seek out help to abate their drinking habits.(if that is really what happened...he may have been advised by his attorney to say he has no memory...he might not be telling the truth...he has been arrested many times and has knowledge of how he navigates himself through the legal system). This is about the law...if you decide to drink and drive and you kill anyone during that driving...you can be prosecuted for murder of varying levels. This is not an individual opinion issue...it is the law, and it is the law because hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been killed by people choosing to drink and then drive...even if you black out you cannot escape the laws. Unfortunately the innocent family in this case cannot recover and live like this defendant. They are gone forever and a young boy will have to live forever without them. Enough said.

  • Brett Thompson posted at 8:24 am on Tue, Dec 17, 2013.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 55

    I hope he suffers the rest of his life. This was not an accident. He has clearly demonstrated this pattern of behavior and it finally caught up with him.

    I hope prison is horrible for him and that his injuries hurt him the rest of his life.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 9:06 am on Mon, Dec 16, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2109

    HOW is holding people responsible for their actions "hating", Doug? Oh, that's right, you live with the constant companion of HATE.

    Yes, I have known people who blacked out from alcohol. They were aware enough to have a designated driver or make arrangements to sleep it off at a safe location. NOT one of my friends has gotten so drunk they decided stealing a car and taking actions that killed people was a reasonable course of actions.

    I find it amazing that anyone would defend a person who nearly wiped out family cause he wanted to get drunk.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:14 am on Sun, Dec 15, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    He who cast the first stone. You or anyone you know ever blacked out from alcohol/drug abuse addiction? What was their excuse? Just more hatin' in livable lovable Lodi.

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 7:18 pm on Fri, Dec 13, 2013.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    Liar Y asesino

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 5:40 pm on Fri, Dec 13, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2109

    I see Morales has the same attitude as his family, that this was nothing more than an accident.

    It was NO accident. It was a conscious decision to drink and drive. An accident is when things happen outside your control. This tragedy was completely inside his control. He has demonstrated his willingness to put others at risk in the past. I have no doubt he is sorry for what happened. BUT only because he has to face the consequences.

    I do not pity people who murder others through drinking and driving.



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