King Vanga killed Pam and Joe Juarez in a 2021 automotive crash when he was a pupil at Stanford. He is now suing his victims’ relations for defamation after they emailed the college to verify directors knew what he had performed. Vanga claims they defamed him by mentioning the DUI he was charged with, in addition to utilizing the time period “murdered” when he was really charged with vehicular manslaughter, TechDirt reviews.
To be clear, he doesn’t deny that he killed the Juarezes. He drove into the again of their automotive at a excessive pace, inflicting their automotive to spin out, crash and catch on hearth. The couple died on the scene. Vanga was arrested and charged with driving below the affect and vehicular manslaughter.
Now, it’s completely potential that Vanga wasn’t below the affect as a result of regardless of officers claiming they smelled alcohol on his breath, a later blood check that the California Department of Justice analyzed discovered no alcohol. Still, on the time that the household emailed Stanford, the DUI cost was nonetheless within the police report and had been reported by information retailers, so they’d no means of realizing that the man who killed their relations denied being below the affect.
It’s additionally potential that the household might have been extra correct of their emails to the college and stopped in need of calling it homicide. At the identical time, although, two individuals are lifeless, and Vanga killed them. It takes some severe audacity to really file a defamation lawsuit in opposition to the grieving household of the individuals you killed.
Vanga then went a step additional and mentioned he would drop the lawsuit if the Juarez’s daughter-in-law agreed “not to make or publish any disparaging statements about Mr. Vanga in the future” and “not to encourage the criminal prosecution of Mr. Vanga, including by communicating with government officers or protesting at any conference, hearing, or trial involving Mr. Vanga.”
Ironically, as a result of he selected to file such a ridiculous lawsuit, much more individuals know that Vanga killed two individuals along with his automotive. Much more. Had he merely chosen to not sue the household of the couple that he killed, we wouldn’t be writing about it now, and also you wouldn’t have ever recognized that King Vanga killed two individuals along with his automotive when he was a pupil at Stanford.
Lawyer Ken “Popehat” White has since taken up the case and has filed an anti-SLAPP movement to get the lawsuit thrown out. We’re undecided how lengthy it is going to take, however the excellent news is, California has a number of the strongest anti-SLAPP protections within the nation, so odds are, it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the lawsuit is thrown out. At least we hope.