Donna Crites: Probation for Mom Who Gave 200 Jell-O Shots to Teens

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Donna Crites: Jello shots for the kids.
Mom of the year candidate Donna Crites, of the town of Hutto just north of Austin, was sentenced to three years probation on Thursday after pleading guilty last month to five counts of providing alcohol to a minor. One of those minors later crashed her car and seriously injured four youths.

The 45-year-old must also go to jail for a week, publish two ads discouraging parental participation in underage drinking in area newspapers, and tape a public service announcement for a law enforcement agency. She must also spend the night in jail on the anniversary of the wreck for the next three years.

Last July, Crites allegedly helped provide over 200 Jell-O shots to her son, who was older than 18 and younger than 21, and at least four of his friends, two of whom were 17.

Later that night, Joshua Ervin Cullender, then 19 and described as a friend of Crites's son, got behind the wheel of Crites's Audi with four youths aboard and as many as 40 Jell-O shots, many made with Everclear, in his bloodstream. The results were horrible for all involved and very nearly fatal to one of the kids.

Crites herself was wise enough to steer clear of those leg-buckling 190-proof concoctions. As quoted in the Round Rock Leader, the affidavit stated that "Donna [Crites] left the residence to purchase another distilled spirit because she wanted to have Jell-O shots with the minors but did not want to use what Michael had just recently purchased."

Attaway to lead by example, mom! ("Michael" is 46-year-old Michael Shope, who pleaded guilty to other charges in this case last year. He served three months in jail.)

At 3:18 a.m, Cullender wrapped the Audi around a telephone pole. Three of the five occupants were ejected from the car. According to the Austin American-Statesman, three suffered brain damage. KVUE has reported that one young woman suffered the collapse of both her lungs and had her jaw broken in three places. A young man bit his tongue in half.

Twenty-year-old Derick Castro almost died. The Round Rock Leader picks up the tale:

Reese said her grandson lost his eyesight because of the car accident, and also suffered other serious injuries.

According to a written statement filed by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Travis Stenberg, who responded to the accident scene: "Mr. Castro suffered massive head trauma and a broken leg. Mr. Castro was on life support for approximately four weeks."

"They told us he was going to be in a vegetative state because his brains was scrambled like eggs," Reese told the Leader. "But that's not what happened and we thank God every day."

As for Cullender, he is doing seven years in prison for drinking what his buddy's mom and her friend helped put in front of him.

Crites has denied making the Jell-O shots and contradicts what was in the arrest report about partaking with the kids.

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Brooklynns REAL DAD!
Brooklynns REAL DAD!

Or,, since you had already let me have her for nearly two years from the time she was 18 months until she was almost four,,,, on all those weekends Johnny was gone hunting or fishing when you were telling me you were seperated and getting a divorce, (all BS)or when you wanted to go out bar hopping!Yea i was just fine then huh!!??Until i wanted you to sign the paternity papersand tell everyone the truth thst Brooklynn was actually mine! Oh but then came the embezzelment charges against you from Cody pools (Johnny's Parents) and you had to suck back up to Johnny to once again Keep your but out of jail..! Geeez Donna it just never ends with you..So then here i am and there you are... Hmmm what to do?? Oh i know, Go back to Johnny so maybe his parents won't convict you and lie, lie, lie, about Brooklynn you and I, tell everyone you were raped (hardly, maybe the other way around!) and delay my paternity case in court for 5 years until she didnt even know me anymore and the worthless judge in the case who is personal friends with your Attny ruled in favor of your purgerd sole.Ive never seen a person swear on the Bible to tell the truth in court LIE SO, SO EASILY! Wow! Funny, court didnt believe that rape crap either huh or i guess id be in jail, especially in Williamson county!I hope it was worth it Donna.. Your life has been so good ever since huh.You could step up and do the right thing and tell Brooklynn she has a father who has loved her, aches for her and will always want her.She could know me and her sister and family now! She still has a grandmother alive at 103 thst she should have the oportunity to know and meet before its too late. It 9/16/11.Step up Donna.. Do whats right for a change!

JD SharpBrooklynns Dad.

Carol in GT
Carol in GT

Wow JD SHARP.....lovin you!   Finally someone who tells the truth about her....sadly yes it should be her who speaks the truth. She trys to come across as a church going woman from what I have been told and hear from her.  She dated my husband while we were separated and then when we got back together tried to break us up again and again!  Using money to try to sway someone her way or getting work done on her body thinking that will work!  Her kids need a mother not a party mama that wants to be a kid partying with kids. Always preaching the bible....pretending to live and act like somone she is not in many many ways..  I can not deal with people that are fake and liars.  She is one!  My husband always that she was involved with Johnny's if that WAS her husband's death.  I wish they would investigate that further.  This woman is constantly attempting to sway any man, teens, or kids to like her....serious issues here.

Carol in Georgetown.....

carol in GT
carol in GT

JD Sharp fight for your daughter!

eyesopen
eyesopen

You mean to tell me that all the things she says about her beloved husband Johnny is all crap?  Listening to her side, they had the perfect marriage, he has the most loving family and they all love her dearly, and dont forget God is good everyday with her.  When in all honesty she is a slutty whore wrecking homes, claiming rape, denying drinking with underage children.  What a real prize Donna is!!  Is it true that her husband died of a cocaine enduced heat attach?  Why was he so stupid?  He didnt have a clue she was sleeping around with every Tom and Harry Dick?  Dont all of her children have a different father? And hasnt she been married 7 times? Isnt one of her daughters autistic, due to drugs and alcohol during pregnancy? and the general public cant figure her out?  She crys all the time about how broke she is and how her pool business is in the crapper, yet men see her as some sort of innocent good person!! weird.

JD Sharp
JD Sharp

Oh and i would like to talk to you Carol in Gtown. Look me up on facebook and lets chat! JD Sharp

Nortelpros
Nortelpros

Believe Me i have tried everything i know and $50k to boot.! Her atourney and JudgeMichael Jergans are buddys. Its hard to have a chance when they don't follow the law in wilco. That judge does whatever he wants. He was apointed by George Bush and can't be voted out. So im just screwed out if my beautiful Daughters life and Brooklynn is going through life with no father when i'm right here! You see i had her for 2 years while she wanted to bar hop every weekend!I was supposed to keep it quiet until her Divorce was final with Johnny. Then she had to run back to Johnny when she got in trouble for embezzeling money from his parents! Heck they were going to prosecute her! She actually told me she had to go back to him for a while so he would call off his parents from filing charges on her. Well that drug on foreverand i just got tired of waiting so i filed for paternity. They delayed our court date for 4 years. We finally went, she lied, most likely slept with the judge too and I haven't seen my daughter since. I tried to appealbut all the appeals atourneys laughed and told me i was wasting my time and moneywhen they heard where it was and who the judge was. They wanted 50 more thousand up front and gave me a 2% chance of winning.I haven't seen her since. I even called Donna with my condolences about Johnny a month after he passed and begged her to let Brooklynn know she still had her real father. She hung up on me.And thats it. I even went to the AG's office.Not even they want to open this nasty can of Wilco worms. So someday she will know. Until then, I'll be waiting and praying that Donna will come to her senses and let Brooklynn be a part of my life and Me a part of hers.I have so much love i want to give her.

Nortelpros
Nortelpros

Hey Donna,,Yes its Brooklynns Father here! Remember???The guy you accused of Rape so you wouldn't have to admit you were cheating on your husband !!! Yes im the blonde one who's daughter you stole!! Clocks ticking Donna and soon she will know her Real Dad is still alive and never gave up wanting her, or did ANY of the lies you put out there to save your own worthless hide. Karma Donna,,, Karma!Ill be wherever she is on her 18th Birthday!!She will finally learn the truth!

My warmest regards,JD Sharp

squinney
squinney

I grew up way out in the country in Markham, TX. My friends and I drank underage at my parents house all the time. But we NEVER left the house and got behind the wheel of a car. These days you just cant have that kind of fun and get away with it. Drinking comes with resposibility....and the kids these days just do not have it.a We did!

GW
GW

MY mother would have NEVER done that! For shame. MY mom would have done all 200 and staggered out of the bedroom naked.

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