the beginning of the trial, prosecutors said they had video of
Willemsen buying vodka on her way to her job at The Ritz, a Houston's
gentlemen's club, hours before she hit Ekpanya. They allege more video
evidence showed she drank through the night.
Harris County court records, Willemsen was out on bond for a May 29
charge for possession of methamphetamine. She received probation in
October 2012 for driving while intoxicated.
Clear Creek ISD
confirmed Willemsen worked as an assistant principal at Bauerschlag
Elementary several years before the crash. A district spokesperson said
Willemsen resigned in May 2012 to "take care of family"
Ekpanya left behind a 2-year-old son and a fiancée.
Before the crash, Pearland hadn't had an officer killed in the line of duty in decades.
verdict is just the next step in the healing process for Endy's family,
this department and our community. The effects of that terrible night
in 2016 will continue to be felt for years to come. We will not forget
Endy as we move forward, but with this verdict we can now continue the
long process of healing," Pearland Police Chief J. L. Spires said in a
statement, also thanking the first responders, crime scene investigators
and prosecutors in Brazoria County who worked the case.
Hopefully she serves time for what she did. But the courts and juries seem to think everyone deserves a second chance and can be rehabilitated.
Posted by Topcat at 8/3/2017 10:54:22 AM
She does need to serve time but everybody does need a chance to be rehabilitated, and I believe some people do deserve second chances in the world. That's the problem with society we don't get enough second chances and people are screwed. Thats why they stealing your stuff when you at work. This should open her eyes and maybe she will see her two kids again. The system is a joke though
Posted by Quanell who? at 8/4/2017 2:39:57 PM
She needs to be locked up and due most of this 32 years. Really a 40 working at the Ritz that should be a crime it itself.