Lingerie model Jeanette Sliwinski was found guilty of “reckless homicide” for slamming her car into another car containing Silkworm drummer Michael Dahlquist and two friends, who were stopped at a red light on their way to lunch on July 14, 2005. Although, the judge rejected an insanity plea, Sliwinski’s defense successfully argued that she was suicidal and that her intention was only to harm herself, so the judge lessened the charges from first degree murder, which would have carried a life imprisonment penalty. As it stands now, Sliwinski only faces about ten years for the reduced “reckless homicide” charge. Ten years seems slight given such an egregious error in judgment resulting in three innocent deaths. But I suppose prison can’t fix fucking stupid. The two remaining members of Silkworm, Andy Cohen and Tim Midgett, have formed Bottomless Pit, whose debut record is out now.
Killer of Silkworm drummer found guilty
Posted November 1st, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 5 Comments