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Bragging e-mail leads to $1 million bail

Post by News Tribune Staff on Feb. 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
February 17, 2009 4:23 pm


Here are some Don’ts for people who have been charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, courtesy of defendant Blair Robert Jensen.


Don’t: Send an e-mail to 25 people saying you are "just playing on the internet driving back from colorado" and that you "towed the dodge 1300 miles to Boulder Colorado to trade it for this God Damned Monster Truck" when the conditions of your $500,000 bond say you can’t leave the state.


Don’t: Write "We just stopped for a second on the freeway to unload the machine gun on a herd of deer" when you are also prohibited from having guns (not to mention being prohibited from other violations of criminal law).


Jensen, who turned 24 on Valentine’s Day, was charged with killing a 51-year-old bicyclist in Puyallup while street racing last September. According a state Department of Licensing spokesman, he currently has a valid driver’s license.


At a bail hearing last Friday, Jensen’s bond was raised to $1,000,000 in light of the e-mail and some photos that accompanied it. Both were included in court filings available online. Attempts to reach Jensen’s attorney Tuesday afternoon were not successful. Prosecutor Tim Jones said the judge was mad Jensen had flouted the conditions of his release.


Pierce County Superior Court Judge Katherine Stolz also changed some of the conditions of Jensen’s release, restricting him to just Pierce County instead of the four-county area. She also underlined the section about firearms and one forbidding him from consuming alcohol or drugs, or associating with those who do.


"Zero tolerance – violations bail goes to $2,000,000," she wrote.


(Photo: Pierce County court records.)

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