Following up on one of our previous stories, Daniel Burwell is fit to stand trial according to competency tests conducted at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry, near Ypsilanti. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette said that the examiners at the Center concluded that Mr. Burwell was only pretending to hallucinate and hear voices.
Mr. Burwell faces charges in relation to a deadly motor vehicle accident that took place on April 20, 2009 in south Lansing. He was charged with two counts of second-degree murder after his blood alcohol contest registered at 0.18 three hours after the deadly collision. According to authorities, Mr. Burwell drove drunk through a red light at 60 miles per hour when he crashed into a vehicle carrying 46-year-old Sylvia Porter and her 17-year-old son Major Washington.
Just yesterday I blogged about an MSU student whose life was cut short by someone who is now charged with driving while intoxicated causing death. Driving while intoxicated can take the life of an innocent person in seconds, so please be careful and drive responsibly by not drinking before you drive.