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BOULDER, Colo. –

A 62-year-old woman accused of killing beloved Louisville resident John Breaux in a Jan. 30 roadside accident appeared briefly in Boulder County court Monday morning for a status update on her criminally negligent homicide charge.

A defense attorney for Mary Jo Anne Thomas said they need more time to discuss how to move forward with the case, and Judge Care Hoye Enichen ordered Thomas to return for another status update May 8.

Enichen told Thomas on Monday that she hopes “things get better for you.”

Thomas, who a friend said suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, broke down during a hearing earlier this month and said, “I put so many people through so much.”

Her attorney told Enichen, at that time, that Thomas suffers from a “mental defect” that affects her ability to fully grasp what’s happening around her.

Archived comments

I’m hoping Ms. Thomas is able to get the help she needs, and I hope the Breaux family can find some peace.


3/23/2009 11:53:48 AM

Who let someone with a “”mental defect” that affects her ability to fully grasp what’s happening around her.” drive?If she is not responsible then the facility that was suppose to be caring for her is responsible.It sounds like the judge is concerned for Thomas’s well being.Is she concerned for the Breaux’s families well being?This is a remarkably hard situation but I feel the care providers, that were responsible for Thomas, really dropped the ball and they have not been charged with anything.I am just saying that I believe someone should be accountable for the taking of a persons life.


3/23/2009 1:00:04 PM

Who would you like to blame Green?God?The Cells in Thomas’ brain?The people that take care of her?John for being on the side of the road at the wrong place at the wrong time?The police for not monitoring traffic more?The state for not passing laws to make driving tests more often?

If you are a christian or other religious person, you should really be listening to your preacher or such.

If not, as much as we love John, this whole thing is terrible.

I for one believe this was the plan and there was nothing we could do about it.It makes it hard when there are so many emotions involved, but realistically, do you want this woman to serve time in prison and what do you think that would serve?Do you not believe in accidents?

RIP John.


3/23/2009 1:18:31 PM

There was no plan, bad things happen to good people.If you are Christian, you should believe in “Free Will”.This lady may have issues but she chose to get behind the wheel and it cost someone their life.Leniency maybe, but she should be punished.


3/23/2009 2:12:16 PM


I did not bring religion into this, that would be the previous posting to mine.I debunk the concept that there was some sort of master plan in John’s death.Maybe you should read a little closer before spouting off.My guess is that you suffer from dimentia as well.


3/23/2009 3:06:16 PM

I simply meant that if she is not responsible due to dementia, then the folks that were her care providers are responsible for letting her drive.


3/23/2009 3:13:53 PM


You really are a Dick aren’t you?

Why do your sort always have to bring religion and your warped perception of it into everything?


3/23/2009 2:59:36 PM

Green, I know you mean well by questioning the performance of “the folks that were her care providers.”

But please understand that the people of this state vote down even tiny amounts that are earmarked for identification and care of those among us with mental health issues or other disabilities.For example Amendment 54, to increase sales tax by one penny per ten dollars to provide funding for “existing” but unfunded programs for people with developmental disabilities, went down by about 60% to 40% last fall.

In other words the people you are trying to hold accountable simply do not exist.

The fault is ALL OF OURS.We are too CHEAP to help out the weakest among us.


3/23/2009 4:52:20 PM

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