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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:56 PM

Couple Charged Over Gender Reveal Party That Allegedly Started California Wildfire

Source: Law & Crime

A couple has been charged with starting a California wildfire that killed a firefighter. Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez were indicted Monday, according to San Bernardino District Attorney Jason Anderson in a press conference.

The conflagration, which authorities call the El Dorado Fire, started in the park of the same name on September 5, 2020, near Yucaipa, California, according to officials. It burned 22,680 acres, and killed Charlie Edward Morton, who worked with the San Bernardino National Forest for 14 years. Five homes and 15 structures were destroyed; four residences were damaged. The wildfire also resulted in 13 injuries. Two firefighters were hurt, Anderson said.

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Refugio and Angela Jimenez are charged with one felony count of involuntary manslaughter, three felony counts of recklessly causing a fire with great bodily injury, four counts of recklessly causing a fire to inhabited structures, and 22 misdemeanor counts of recklessly causing fire to property of another, Anderson said. They pleaded not guilty to charges, he said. The prosecution requested a $50,000 bail, but the couple was released on their own recognizance

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Reply Couple Charged Over Gender Reveal Party That Allegedly Started California Wildfire (Original post)
Calista241 Jul 21 OP
jimfields33 Jul 21 #1
Calista241 Jul 21 #4
jimfields33 Jul 21 #5
msongs Jul 21 #2
moose65 Thursday #22
Ocelot II Jul 21 #3
Sneederbunk Jul 21 #8
luckone Jul 21 #6
lagomorph777 Jul 21 #7
3Hotdogs Thursday #21
SWBTATTReg Jul 21 #9
kimmylavin Jul 21 #16
ProfessorGAC Jul 21 #10
FakeNoose Jul 21 #11
AllaN01Bear Jul 21 #12
Initech Jul 21 #13
nycbos Jul 21 #15
Initech Jul 21 #19
MrModerate Jul 21 #14
Cryptoad Jul 21 #17
LiberalFighter Jul 21 #18
Mr. Evil Jul 21 #20
PJMcK Thursday #23
obamanut2012 Thursday #24
RobinA Thursday #25
Mysterian Friday #26

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:00 PM

1. Due to a firefighter dying,

20 years for each is justified. We will see what the jury says.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:13 PM

4. Involuntary manslaughter carries between 1-4 years in California.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:15 PM

5. Oh wow. That's it?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:01 PM

2. gender reveal - sounds like a scam to generate cash and gifts nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 06:54 AM

22. You got it

This is an idea that needs to die. Itís just another way for people to get gifts from their friends and do silly stunts. Those gender reveals are silly and useless. Just tell people if itís a boy or girl.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:02 PM

3. But at least now all their friends know the gender of their child.

That's good because whoever will be taking care of it while the parents are in prison for being stupidly, criminally careless might want to know whether to buy pink jammies and blankies or blue ones.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:45 PM

8. Read entire article but still don't know color of smoke bomb.

If I were them I would wait until child about 14 before telling about this.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:17 PM

6. Good! Narcissistic stupidity killed - 22,680 acres ,houses destroyed ,killed a man +injured many

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:19 PM

7. All right, this is getting out of hand. Ban those stupid parties.

Who gives a shit whether your spawn is an innie or an outtie?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:26 AM

21. Who gives a shit? I'll tell ya who. Mom and Dad, grandma's and maybe grandpas.

Beyond that, nobody gives a shit about what gender a pair of self centered asses are gonna pump out.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:32 PM

9. Yeah, these gender reveal parties are getting out of hand...and kind of ridiculous IMHO.

Isn't it enough that the parents know that they having a baby (or babies) and rejoice in this news alone?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:21 PM

16. Also...

If you want to know the gender, you can just... ask the doctor?

My husband and I found out we were having a daughter because of a printout at the doctor's office.
We all hugged each other, and that was pretty cool.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:53 PM

10. A Smoke Bomb?

Is this a different case, or is it the one where it was actually a high smoke fireworks bomb?
It's easy to control a real smoke bomb.
But, an exploding pyrotechnic, not so much.
I thought this was caused by the hot pieces going everywhere, including into the brush.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:56 PM

11. Death count: 1 firefighter, and how many wildlife?

Over 22,000 acres of natural habitat were destroyed. Animals died or else were driven from their homes. Property was destroyed, perhaps for a generation.

Next time, skip the party and send everyone an email. Nobody cares if it's a girl or a boy.




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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:44 PM

12. i hope they have been hit with $uppression co$t$ as well.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:53 PM

13. My house was in the path of that fire. Fuck those assholes.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:03 PM

15. Jesus. I hope you and yours are okay.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:19 PM

19. Yeah we got out of it unscathed!

It did come dangerously close enough to where we had to evacuate. It started in San Bernardino and spread all the way to Chino and eventually down to where I live - and to where it started yet another fire that was a by-product of the El Dorado Fire. I do have a crazy picture of the hills by my street being lit up though!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:58 PM

14. Unfortunately, this couple managed to reproduce...

Darwinian selection is more of a blunt tool than a sharp one.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:38 PM

17. Must be people of wealth

since they got off without bail.......

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:29 PM

18. The maker of the gender device should be charged too.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:38 PM

20. This gender reveal party bullshit is just that, bullshit!

It's just another avenue for attention whores. Why would anyone give a shit one way or the other if someone else is having a boy or a girl? Unless it's for the free food and alcohol, I just don't see the importance. Especially if you live in an area where a fart near any source of combustion can set off a wildfire. Just fucking stupid!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 08:45 AM

23. Gender reveal parties?!

There was a recent story in NE Pennsylvania where a local fellow and his brother were planning a big fireworks display to announce the gender of the first guy and his wife's soon-to-be-born baby boy. As they were setting up their display, it exploded, killing the father-to-be and seriously injuring his brother.

So the unborn baby gets to grow up without a father and the mother gets to raise the kid on her own. Local residents set up a Go-Fund-Me account that raised about $200K.

Play stupid games...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:55 AM

24. My nephew and his wife had a gender reveal party

With food, some sparkling water and soda, bocce, and a delicious cake the mom-to-be made that had colored M&Ms in the middle that was the gender reveal. I will be a great-aunt to a niece very soon!

I thanked my nephew for not having any secret explosives and killing anyone when he cut the cake.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:43 AM

25. We Are Becoming

a truly vengeful and compassionless people. It's OK to fire a guy for a 20-year-old joke made while he was a comedian and then it's fine to jail two people who gave a party that got tragically out of hand.

I have no words.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 05:17 PM

26. Setting off pyrotechnics in a grassland in a severe drought

Punishment of people who exhibit such complete disregard for the safety of others is not vengeance or a lack of compassion. It is justice.

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