Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BOBBIE JO AULL

BOBBIE JO AULL

LLANO — A 30-year-old Burnet woman pleaded guilty July 10 to intoxication manslaughter and received a 13-year prison sentence for her actions that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

Officials said Bobbie Jo Aull was driving under the influence of methamphetamines when she crashed her pickup truck Feb. 18, 2013, on Texas 16 just north of the Llano city limits. At the time, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers recovered “baggies of crystal methamphetamine and needles” at the crash site, according to DPS officials.

Aull’s son, Andrew, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Toxicology on the mother tested positive for amphetamines and methamphetamines, DPS officials said.

ANDREW AULL

ANDREW AULL

Llano County Assistant District Attorney Stacy Burke said Aull faced a possibility of 20 years in prison but pleaded guilty and accepted the 13-year term. Though the woman might not have intended to kill her son that day, Burke said Aull made decisions leading up to the fatal accident and the child’s death.

“She certainly made some very bad choices: one, to engage in the use of narcotics to begin with; and second, to drive while under the influence of those narcotics,” Burke said. “Her other son (Andrew’s twin) lost a sibling at a very young age.”

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2 Responses to “Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death”

  1. Tom Ashworth says:

    She should have got the full 20 years in my opoinion.

    Tom Ashworth

  2. Teresa McDowell says:

    I agree she took a life and she should in return have to give up hers and 13 years isn’t a life. But I also don’t get how a DWI offender can get life in prison and yet someone that takes a human life under the influence of an illegal drug walks away with a lessor sentence?? That doesn’t speak clearly about how these cases are being called and ruled upon in my opinion. She might not have been drunk but she was under the influence of an illegal drug and she killed someone, the DWI offender that received a life sentence had never killed anyone he was just a drunk. Which alcoholism is a diease like cancer. You can collect Social Security disabality benifits from having it so how do you get away with putting someone in prison for life for having a diease? I don’t understand the logic to the sentencing in these cases is all. Oh for the record I don’t know either of the people or their familes in which I’m speaking of.. Just saying..

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