Gary Sheats pleads guilty to DUI that killed nearly full-term baby, then commits suicide?

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Big photos below.
Last July, Gary Sheats was more than three times over the legal limit for intoxication when he plowed into a vehicle driven by Heather Surovik, a pregnant 27 year old only days away from delivery. She survived the crash, as did her mom and a five year old also in the car, but the baby died.

Now, Sheats has, too, after apparently taking his own life at a Denver motel. Details, photos and a video report from shortly after the original incident below.

According to a CBS4 report from last summer, Sheats plowed into Surovik's vehicle at the intersection of 17th and Pace in Longmont.

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The intersection where the crash occurred.
However, Sheats didn't stop to render aid. Instead, he drove to his parents' home, where he was staying while his mobile home was being repaired. But he didn't get away clean. A witness followed him to the location and alerted police, who soon placed him under arrest.

Billy Sheats, Gary's father, subsequently told the station that his son had been in his car at the time of the crash. He added that Sheats "has cancer, Stage 4 Lymphoma, and only has a short time to live."

After Sheats was taken into custody, his previous driving record was discovered -- and it was shocking. The Denver Post reported that he had a "DUI history spanning three decades" and was driving on a suspended license at the time he rammed into Surovik and her loved ones.

This information was contained in a July 15 front-page story about the multiple chances drunk drivers are given in Colorado -- an extensive investigation of which Sheats was the centerpiece. Here's a look at the cover, with a photo of Surovik's at the top:

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Continue for more about Gary Sheats, including more photos and a video.


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jpwoody21
jpwoody21

This person is retarded.  No nice way to put it.  They are going to tell you right up front that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but yet the chocolate in the brownie doesnt count???  Makes no sense.   It was the weed that messed the dog up even though a KNOWN TOXIC POISON to dogs was introduced...WHAT AN AMAZING LEVEL OF IGNORANCE AND REEFER MADNESS!!!!   If anything, the weed kept the dog alive while it was in shock from the chocolate toxicity.   Thats why maybe none of the dogs have died??   It wasn't fast acting vets (not in this situation); IT WAS THE CANNABIS ITSELF!!!

jpwoody21
jpwoody21

THIS PARAGRAPH SHOULD HAVE READ:

The main symptoms pet owners are likely to see in cases of CHOCOLATE TOXICITY "are stumbling, loss of urinary control and vomiting -- and they can be pretty miserable," she points out. "We have no way of knowing what a dog senses in terms of how they're feeling mentally, but they come in pretty miserable. They don't appear to feel any sort of euphoria. It's all pretty much nausea and stumbling and an inability to get hold of themselves. They get pretty sick." ---

NO SHIT!!!  The vet just said that the dog had received toxic doses of chocolate and then wants to blame it on cannabis even though---NO DEATHS REPORTED!!!  ITS A GOOD THING CANNABIS KEPT THOSE DOGS ALIVE TO RIDE OUT CHOCOLATE TOXICITY.  

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

'Wine is fine but whiskey is quicker..... '

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 Behold the callous malicious vindictiveness of the Boulder Prosecutor regarding this suicide --

"It is always disappointing and in this case very sad when victims of a tragic crime are deprived of the right to see the offender get sentenced to a just and appropriate sentence," said Boulder County prosecutor Ryan Brackley on Tuesday afternoon. "In this case, that likely would have been a sentence that kept Gary Sheats in prison for the rest of his life."

DEATH isn't sufficient punishment for these blood-thirsty hateful public persecutors ... they feel cheated if they can't inflict the pain and punishment themselves. 

dunnali-records
dunnali-records

Cops should pay the price just like civilians do, we dont get any paid administrative leave when we break the law... Eye for an eye. somone will have to die for this. vigilant types, this is your wakeupcall. avenge citizens for noone else will!

dunnali-records
dunnali-records

I really do not understand these types. I would say he needs Jesus but that will give him the idea of becoming a youth pastor somewhere...

Todd Elsen
Todd Elsen

His choice to drink, his choice to take the easy way out.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

I wish people would make up their minds about whether it's a baby or a fetus!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@jpwoody21 = posting while stoned.


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay   Hey dude . Have you seen my leg ? Left, White, size 11, assuming partially damaged ??? I got high & lost following that stoner ... 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@hideaway159 ... and, under law, it doesn't become a "person" until it is BORN.

Hope that helps.


hideaway159
hideaway159

@Juan_Leg @hideaway159 @Cognitive_Dissident'IT' goes through the different stages of life and towards the end of the adolescent stage when 'IT' turns 18 if 'IT' meets all the criteria to be eligible to register then 'IT' registers and probably votes in the first election that 'IT' is able to. After that 'IT' probably skips many elections before it becomes politically conscious and begins to vote again but more than likely votes based on what some entertainer tells 'IT' to vote for instead of actually studying up on the issues. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@hideaway159 "That zygote knew to become you ... From a strictly scientific view you were created the moment you were conceived  "

And what of IDENTICAL twins, who form from ONE original zygote, but split into TWO identical embryos ... long after the moment of conception?

hideaway159
hideaway159

@DonkeyHotay @hideaway159I'm strictly looking at science not some BS philosophical interpretation. I'm not religious so my views don't come from that realm either just strictly science. Your genetic make-up from one of your cells today is exactly the same (baring slight mutations) as the zygote that was formed when your mother donated 23 of her chromosomes and your father donated 23 of his chromosomes to create you. That zygote knew to become you and not a dog or a cat but you, a human being. From a strictly scientific view you were created the moment you were conceived  You did not exist before that moment. You have just simply traversed through the different stages of being a human and eventually your cells will become less functional until the point that they no longer are able to metabolize what you need to continue living and your cells will stop working, you will die and you will no longer exist. But through this whole journey of being a human your genetic make-up will remain constant.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ryanjohnsmith1013  ... tell us again about your "brilliant" scheme to fool drug tests with a Marinol prescription ...

LOL!

ryanjohnsmith1013
ryanjohnsmith1013

@DonkeyHotay How many years did you spend researching this in Law School ? Thanks Barry Scheck.

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