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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I watched some 20/20 copycat earlier today where the anchors detailed three different cases for murder and kidnapping. It could have just been the journalistic spin, but in each of the cases, the defendants looked pretty guilty. Yet, at arraignment, they each pleaded non-guilty.

Wait, y'all would know one of them- Michael Devlin. He is suspected of kidnapping two boys in Missouri, one in 2002 and one just last week. Police searched his apartment and found BOTH of them! Yet, when brought before the judge, he said he wasn't guilty. WASN'T GUILTY? How, why... what??? The boys were kidnapped, and were found in his home!

I understand that we need to continue the precedent of "innocent until proven guilty," but why say you're not guilty when you know you are? Why can't lawyers use their skills to defend the people where there's at least reasonable doubt.

I guess this is a stupid rant, because why would you want to say you did something bad and get punishment if you have the opportunity to say you didn't and get less?

But, still...

Arrrgg, there wouldn't be a problem if people just told the truth, oh (HA) and didn't hurt one another :O)


Blogger megamoo06 said...

That Delvin guy is SUPER CREEPY. I was reading about him in the news yesterday... Scary.

10:21 AM  
Blogger robin said...

kirkwood is the little suburb of st. louis where amber lived. crazy.

9:50 AM  

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