We previously reported on the tragic murder John Hernadez at the hands of Terry Thompson, the husband of Texas deputy sheriff Chauana Thompson. The incident started when an inebriated Hernandez was urinating outside a Denny’s where the Thompson’s were having breakfast. What later ensued was an argument that escalated into the Terry Thompson placing Hernandez into an illegal chokehold with the help of his officer wife. As by standers begged for them to let Hernandez go, they did not- subsequently killing the man.
At the time the pair were not charged in the man’s unjust death, but as of yesterday, both are facing indictment in the choking death of the 24-year-old.
The couple were not arrested at the time of the incident, likely because of who they where- but have since turned themselves into custody then released on bail on Friday. Both are facing life in prison for their participation in Hernandez’s death.
As reported by The Grio:
According to reports, Hernandez was with his wife and children at a Denny’s location and had been drinking when he went outside to urinate near his car. That is when Terry Thompson, who had his own children with him, confronted Hernandez, and the argument that followed escalated into a fight that ended when Thompson took Hernandez in a chokehold and was lying on top of him as bystanders begged Thompson to release Hernandez.
“The man was turning purple,” Denny’s worker Melissa Trammell told the Houston Chronicle. “We begged him to get off the man and he wouldn’t.”
Feeling entitled to do aa she pleased and emboldened by the fact that she was an officer of the law Thompson felt she was allowed to treat a human being this way. The thought of how she treats people as a plain clothes civilian versus how she would in uniform is frightening.
Chauna Thompson, who was off-duty at the time, arrived in a separate car and called the police. She is being charged as an accessory to murder.
As the indictment was announced, over 100 people came to downtown Houston to rally for Hernandez, chanting things like “Justice for John Hernandez,” “Brown lives matter” and “No estan solos,” which is Spanish for “you are not alone,” the Houston Chronicle reported.
What are your thought on the charges brought forward for the Thompson’s? Do you think that justice for Hernandez will be had?
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(Article By Tasha Sharifa)