Wednesday, October 9, 2013

But Can They Be Declared "Legally Stupid?"

Sometimes the mainline news is just too strange to be true. A New York (could have been anywhere else other than California?) court is today weighing arguments that three convicts cannot be guilty of murder because they were "too intoxicated" to realize that they were a danger to themselves or others.

Yes. You read that right. It's amazing the lengths some people will go to in order to avoid taking personal responsibility for their own actions. Worse, it's amazing what lengths attorneys will go to in order to help them do so.

From MSN:

The murder convictions of Martin Heidgen, Taliyah Taylor and Franklin McPherson all hinge on the prosecution's contention they acted with "depraved indifference to human life" in fatal crashes that share a number of common threads: driving too fast in the wrong lane while under the influence.
Defense attorneys argued prosecutors failed to prove their clients acted with depraved indifference and, in fact, their clients were too impaired to know what they were doing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and with the judge in the case hoping common sense will prevail on the bench.

Sic vis pacem parabellum.


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