China Nicole Kitchens: The Facebook Updates of a Texas Teen Who Might Have Squandered Break of a Lifetime

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China Kitchens: Back in trouble.
After Dick DeGuerin helped her beat a potential capital murder rap at the tender age of 16, you'd think China Nicole Kitchens would try to straighten up and fly right. Today, it's looking like she has pissed that second chance away.

Back in 2008, Kitchens confessed to police that she had served as the lookout in an armed robbery of a Citgo store on Galveston's Seawall in which clerk Abdul Meje was killed. A court later heard that the foursome needed money to rent a motel room.

Kitchens's three co-defendants are all serving time. Triggerman Robert Stevens, now 37, was convicted of capital murder and is serving life without parole. Katie Wade and Matthew Hutchinson, each of whom is now 21, were sentenced respectively to 12 and 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery.

Because Galveston police mishandled her arrest, DeGuerin (whose services were acquired by Kitchens's grandparents) managed to suppress much of the evidence against Kitchens, including a full confession in which Kitchens laughingly remembered some details of the crime.

In late April of 2010, after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery, she received ten years' deferred adjudication and was ordered to pay Meje's widow $50,000 restitution.

According to the Galveston County Daily News, Judge Susan Criss told Kitchens she was getting "the break of a lifetime" and warned her that any more offenses could result in her getting life behind bars. Criss told the girl that she "hated" having to give her the plea deal.

Criss warned the girl that if she returned to court, a jury would hear all about her role in the robbery and Meje's death. They would likely say to themselves that Kitchens had gotten away with murder, Criss warned.

Kitchens apparently kept on the straight and narrow for a while, but then early this year she started fucking up. On January 19, she got popped for public intoxication in her hometown of Rockport. On June 28 she was charged with DWI.

And at around that time, Kitchens joined Facebook and started putting her messy, tragic life on view to the world.

"I'm single again," she posted on July 15.

And then two days later: "I'm PREGO!!! By [redacted] exited I'm soooooo dam happy every one!!!"

The next day she clarified her situation: "I'm prego but me and [redacted] are not together."

The next day she said all systems were go with her pregnancy, and babydaddy actually was on board for bringing the kid into the world. She also had this to say: "its funny cuz I have a couple guys still trying to hook up while I'm prego how wierd."

On July 23, Babydaddy apparently acted out in dramatic fashion: "Let me tell yall howsorry my babys father is I'm prego he threw me out of my vehicle stole it stole my GPS all my technology in my vehicle how childish is that grow up [redacted] u have 6 kids man up."

(DeGuerin told the Galveston County News that the actual number of kids is five, by three different women, none of whom he married.)

Four days after that post came what might be the coup de grace for Kitchens's life as a free woman, at least for quite some time. After a traffic stop, Aransas County Sheriffs arrested her in Rockport for possession of heroin.

So let's see how many bad decisions we've got here...

Test the terms of your probation with increasingly serious misdemeanor arrests? Check.

Have unprotected sex with the Shawn Kemp of Aransas County? Check.

Dabble with freaking heroin while pregnant? Yeah buddy.

And oh yeah, commit a felony with a judge itching for any excuse to slap a life sentence on your ass? Let's do it.

Kitchens has since been shipped back to Galveston County, where she is currently being held without bond.

On Tuesday, her pregnancy ended in a jailhouse miscarriage.

DeGuerin is still in her corner. He told the Galveston paper that her miscarriage was probably a blessing, given that the baby's father was "a no-good SOB," and added that his client needs mental health counseling. Her failings stem from her being a very poor judge of character, DeGuerin claimed.

Whether a jury will agree with that charitable opinion remains to be seen.

But right now it's looking like a Peanut Gallery Crystal Ball Award should go to Internet commenter "Bob Bozelka" at the Daily News: "...[T]his scum of the earth juvenile will violate the terms of her release within the first year. She can't help it and guess what, she will spend the rest of her life behind bars as should be."

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Robodron
Robodron

Speaking on China's behalf,

I have had the privilege of being shortly acquainted with China and have a fair opinion. From my own experience with China she was well spoken, playful and gentle hearted. I never got any vibes or feelings of any kind that would indicate an evil person.

Believe me i have dealt with a true evil woman before in my own life but China is not so.

China was always helpful and caring, even with the smallest things. China was never out of touch with what happen and always expressed a very loving heart to everyone.

This situation that took place is for sure unfortunate but i think we need to look further into a higher truth. The higher is that China was a teenager who was obviously manipulated by a grown evil man. That man who did this act is the real demon in this. Surely a 37 year old man who is willing to murder has the street ability to manipulate a teenager to do just about anything. I don't feel she deserves prison and i feel that professional help would be appropriate for her. She needs to be be educated on how the real world works.

Simply you just can't trust people anymore!

What i think is sad is that she trusted someone again who was not good for her in such a sensitive time in her life. Most likely the drugs belong to the other person and not her. I find it difficult to believe that she would have done a hard drug like that. I think we should feel this in way that sees all sides and not just one side. This comes from my own intuition and isn't influenced by friendship with her. I never got close to China emotionally to be a real friend, so my judgement isn't influenced in any way by friendship.

Peace be with Sir who passed, peace to his Family, and peace to China.

Breeze
Breeze

Her father is a 50 something year old heroin addict and lives with his father (China's grandfather), who has allowed this to go on for years and years and just keeps bailing them out and paying for their attorneys' fees. He won't be able to buy the jury though.

Mkush Afmklsdj
Mkush Afmklsdj

OMG!! I cant believe how much cursing there is on the report but I LOVE it. It's about time people start getting real about these losers!! anyone wanna come out with some racist comments?  anyone?!

anon
anon

 There's a huge difference between "the best outcome of a bad situation" and "a blessing." I don't care how messed up this girl is (and clearly, she is MESSED UP). A miscarriage is NEVER a blessing. Way to be a dick, DeGuerin.

Johnthec
Johnthec

"Have unprotected sex with the Shawn Kemp of Aransas County? Check."

John should get a Pulitzer for this line alone, and one for his story on TAL.

Blaze Hauser
Blaze Hauser

Just goes to show that even if you`re given a second chance, sometimes your destiny lies behind them TDC walls. 

Amanda
Amanda

"stole all my technology in my vehicle"

human ignorance at it's finest, folks.

Stephsucka420
Stephsucka420

to mrs china nicole kitchens, i did not forget your name, i googled you like you said too and i honestly cant stop laughing. im free and your fucked for the rest of your life. crazy im 19 too i couldnt imagine spendin the rest of my years behinde bars over bs i just read above. hope you find god gurl. good riddence =))

Stephsucka420
Stephsucka420

she was talkin bout her misscariage..she repetativly announced how shes "a spoiled rich brat" and her grandfather was gonna spend all his money to help her, i never said anything to her just laughed in my head and tried to sleep on that cold ass holding cell floor.

Stephsucka420
Stephsucka420

I was in Galveston County holding with her on wednesday the way this girl acted about the crime shes commited and the crip gang bs she was tryin to spit was rediculous, this girl is dumb she dont seserve to get out lol!

Kuei
Kuei

I'm guessing she's not pregnant. Women like to use this to try and get mercy from judges.

TK
TK

Stupid is as stupid does.  DeGuerin is a jackass.

CMN
CMN

China Nicole Kitchens. Amaze.

craigley
craigley

Gulf coast beach skank is hard to tame. 

Ribalding
Ribalding

"Richard Deguerin???  Wha?  No no.  Call me dick."

sae
sae

Quote Her father is a 50 something year old heroin addict and lives with his father (China's grandfather), who has allowed this to go on for years and years and just keeps bailing them out and paying for their attorneys' fees. He won't be able to buy the jury though. and Quote On July 23, Babydaddy apparently acted out in dramatic fashion: "Let me tell yall howsorry my babys father is I'm prego he threw me out of my vehicle stole it stole my GPS all my technology in my vehicle how childish is that grow up [redacted] u have 6 kids man up."

(DeGuerin told the Galveston County News that the actual number of kids is five, by three different women, none of whom he married.)The miscarriage considering she drank atleast 2 times (1 PI and 1 DUI) and using Herion and considering the family it would be born into it truly was a blessing for the baby.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Thanks! I'm just hoping the Pulitzer Committee decides on awarding a prize for Snarkiest Commentary on an Entitled Sociopathic Gulf Coast Strumpet.

Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

she had a miscarriage in jail, i at first thought along those lines.

sea
sea

Considering all of this and she was drunk atleast 2 times while pregnant (1PI and 1 DUI) and she was caught with Herion. A miscarriage was a blessing for the baby. Look at the daddy, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The baby wouldn't have a chance.

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