Defense Attorney Mark Thiessen closed more than a week of trial by harshly criticizing prosecutors’ handling of the case against a League City woman accused in a 2017 car crash that killed an 8-year-old girl.

“The Nalepa family deserves better, the Diebel family deserves better and the people of Galveston County deserve better,” Thiessen said.

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Barbie Miller

A drunk driver is the reason she didn’t make it to her softball game and the reason her family will never be the same

George Croix

"As Thiessen argued for Diebel’s innocence Thursday, he took a wooden block and tried to fit it into a round hole to signify the prosecutors’ efforts to convict his client."

There ya go...they didn't fit so the defendant must be innocent......

What jury could possibly discount such exonerating evidence.....

Jon Babara

She should be in jail NOW ! 30 plus years , alcoholic crazy woman , carrabas restaurant are Guilty Guilty!!!!

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