An innocent man spends 25 years in prison
Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:58 AM
Here's the story:
Background on the case:
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:31 PM
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:41 PM
Another wonderful example of why I'm against plea bargaining. No dang way he should have gotten off so light.
I don't think a jury would have given such a light sentence. The former prosecutor probably knew the prosecuting attorney and the sentencing judge. I don't think the scales of justice are evenly balanced here: losing his son and his in-laws plus 25 years prison vs. 10 days and a minimal fine.
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:05 PM
I am glad to hear of the prosecutor being held accountable but I agree with those who say the sentence was too light. At least it sets a precedent for the prosecutor to be held accountable.
Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:10 PM
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:09 AM
Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:36 AM
What's even more shocking, given crimes against the defendent of this magnitude occur, is that people are still put to death. Hard to release a dead, innocent man.
I agree - what if he had been sentenced to death?!?!?!
Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:32 AM
Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:58 AM