Dealer whose rivals buried teenage sister alive is sentenced
Drug prohibition has brought about some very nasty results and has caused a lot of misery and death. This particular case is chilling though, as a man’s sister was buried alive by rival dealers.
Neil Nick Rene, 37, of Duncanville, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his involvement in a three-year conspiracy during which he and others mailed packages of marijuana from North Texas to the Virgin Islands. He pleaded guilty in October 2012 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.
Several other people involved were given various sentences as well.
Authorities said the 1994 murder of Lisa Rene, came after Rene and his half-brother, Stanfield Vitalis, owed $5,000 for drugs to Orlando Hall of El Dorado, Ark. When the brothers didn’t pay up, Hall and four other men headed to Arlington where they beat, raped, and buried Lisa alive.
Former Superior Court Judge Jim Gray was recently in Texas and spoke of the horrors he witnessed as a judge and how prohibition has only served to harm children and young adults.
Tragedies like this can be prevented by ending prohibition and bringing these substances into a regulated market.
By: Stephen Carter
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