Skip to comments.Chappaquiddick prosecutor dies in Mass. at 85
Posted on 03/16/2010 10:05:39 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- Edmund Dinis (duh-NEEZ'), the former district attorney who oversaw the investigation into the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's involvement in the Chappaquiddick case, has died at age 85.
Henry Arruda, general manager of the radio station Dinis owned, says the former prosecutor died Sunday at an assisted-living center in Dartmouth, Mass.
Dinis was voted out of office in 1970, the year after Kennedy's car went off a Martha's Vineyard bridge into a pond with campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne inside.
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What investigation? Kennedy got a free pass for murder.
Nice memorial though.
Another guy that’s got something to answer for.
The article says, “Some thought Dinis was too hard on Kennedy,”
Too hard on him? For crying out loud! The people who thought that are delusional.
Maybe Teddy can show him around his new digs
The creep should have been sent to jail rather than to the US Senate.
Teddy Kennedy, Fat_Dimbulb-Hell.
Nice headstone they gave him.
“Some thought Dinis was too hard on Kennedy while others thought he let the senator escape punishment.”
I have to imagine Dinis was in one of the most unenviable positions any prosecutor could imagine. Prosecuting a Kennedy in Massachusetts was not only political suicide, but pursuing anything more than a slap on the wrist probably would have meant taking on the Kennedy political machine and likely a good portion of the state’s own justice system (police, judges, peers in the DA’s office).
That’s not to say Dinis was averse to letting Teddy off the hook. I have no idea what his motivations were. He may well have been as much a fanboy as the judge who gave Kennedy the absolute minimum sentence possible under the plea deal. I’m just doubtful that even the hardest charging prosecutor could have gotten much more.
He hasn’t been this sober his whole life!
Chappaquiddick non-prosecutor would be more appropriate.
Wow, that's a pretty harsh statement given it's the AP. Or did they realize "Kennedy swam for help" would strain credulity past the breaking point?
The real question is what did the ex-prosecutor do once turned out of office? That's where a real scandal could lie. Oh, for a letter tucked in a safe deposit box or with a lawyer somewhere.
How much global warming has JFK’s eternal flame caused?
Why is it still burning, surely all good liberals would demand that this pointless CO2 pollution source should be extinguished.
A nice leftist touch by the writer, don’t you think?
“Kennedy continued to train for the 1972 Olympic Synchronized Swimming team, unaware that his coach was drowning nearby.”
You'll still see a journalist who writes that Jackie Kennedy was "going for help" when she tried climbing out of the limousine after JFK and Gov. Connolly were hit.
Lenny Bruce called it right, she was getting the hell out of there...
I heard that Satan was in Hell and saw an portly man who was beat red, shoveling coal into the fires of hell. Sweat pouring from his brow, blisters on his hands.
But the Devil didn’t think he was suffering enough so he said, “Hey Ted! I hear a Republican won your seat!!!”
” Yes this is Ed.”
” A car went into the bay with a gal inside?’
” And the car was driven by Teddy who?”
” Pahdon me whilst I go clean my pants”