Stephanie Melgoza crashed into a car while drunk, killing two people. Then, while being questioned by the police after the accident, she didn’t act remorseful at all. Instead, she kept giggling as the officer informed her of what she had done, not appearing sorry in the slightest and instead asking if she would be able to get back to class and go on spring break.
“You want me to be honest with you. You’re going to jail. You don’t have a bond. You killed two people tonight. I don’t think you understand that,” East Peoria Police Officer Jeffrey Bieber informed the clueless woman, who was waiting in a hospital to be examined and have a blood-alcohol kit brought in to determine her level of intoxication. It was later determined she had a BAC of .264, more than three times the legal limit in Illinois.
Melgoza, 22, who was just weeks away from graduating from Bradley University, didn’t react in the slightest to the tone and message of the officer. Instead, she merely stared and then asked when she could return to class.
Clearly frustrated, Bieber shared his honest opinion of her. “You’re on body camera being completely careless about killing two people tonight,” he said. “You could care less. That’s sad and pathetic and horrible all at the same time.”
“Did you understand what I told you, that you killed two people tonight?” Bieber then asked.
“Can you say that as a cop?” the selfish and heartless driver asked, as if cops have a responsibility to softly break the news to killers that they’re in serious trouble for heartlessly snuffing out lives and then laughing when told about what they did. “Yes, ma’am, I can,” the officer replied.
Later in the video, Melgoza dances and sings while also talking about an upcoming trip she had planned for her birthday. “It’s going to be so fun,” she gushed. “I’m going to start off with two Long Islands…There is no limit in Vegas, right?” she continues to tell the officer.
It is difficult for normal people to imagine the depravity and complete indifference to the loss of human life, so here is the video to see it for yourself. Take a look below:
“Every parent should show their kids this video. This young lady — 4 weeks from college graduation — killed 2 people. This is what drunk driving can do,” wrote Michelle Tafoya in the caption.
The two victims were identified as Paul Prowant, 55, and his girlfriend, 43-year-old Andrea Rosewicz.
She then pretended to be sorry during her sentencing, saying, “I’m so sorry for everything, and I will never, ever commit anything like that again. I have not drank since that day. I do not plan on drinking ever again.” But will anyone believe her after her giggling routine when she found out she had killed two people by acting so irresponsibly? Hopefully not.
Almost as sickeningly, her father was similarly unrepentant about her murderous activities, instead attacking those who were calling her out! Such is what the New York Post reported, saying:
“We grieve with Paul and Andrea’s family and are so sorry for what our daughter did to them. We can’t be sorry enough. This harassment has to stop though,” he wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.
The dad blasted the “cowards” behind the “harassment,” claiming that they “sit behind a keyboard and post pictures of our family and defame our character.”
O’Brian argued that his family shouldn’t have to pay for the crime committed by his daughter, who was sentenced last week to 14 years in prison.
“Our daughter did a horrible thing and will pay for it for the next 14 years of her life. The rest of my family did nothing,” O’Brian said.
Featured image: East Peoria Police Department video
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