Thursday, December 28, 2006

Good Book - - Halsey's Tyhoon

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If you like real sea stories you will like this book.  It is very well written and informative.  It is a quick read and entertaining too.  It will make you respect those who make their livings on the sea.


Thursday, December 21, 2006


A Livingston County jury convicted 19-year-old Grant William Czuj of killing a Brighton Township man in a 2005 drunken boating accident on Zukey Lake.

Defense witness: Blame the lack of lights

Coast Guard experts says that lack of lights caused the accident. The jury is out....

Monday, December 04, 2006

Friend testifies that boat driver said "I'm guilty" after fatal accident

“I’m guilty,” Grant William Czuj reportedly said just moments after the boating accident on Zukey Lake in July 2005 that left one person dead and several injured.

That was the testimony that Brian Murphrey — a friend who was aboard the speedboat Czuj was allegedly driving that night — gave in Livingston County Circuit Court this morning as Czuj’s trial got underway. Czuj, 19, is accused of operating the boat that killed Michael John LaFave and seriously injured Sarah Ribas. They were aboard a pontoon boat Czuj’s craft allegedly hit. Prosecutors say Czuj was intoxicated at the time. For all the details, read Tuesday’s Daily Press & Argus.

Those two words "I'm guilty" will be given great weight. Admissions made right after an incident like this are very damaging when they come into evidence as this statement apparently did.