Did the DA bring them up on lesser charges than attempted murder???
Remember in the recent Casey Anthony case, she was found not guilty of the most serious charges. Many criticized the DA there for bringing the murder charges. The thinking was that they certainly would have gotten conviction on lesser charges such as accessory to a death, or manslaughter, or child neglect.
Maybe the same thinking is at work here. Depending on evidence, and having to get the evidence past a jury, they may be thinking they can’t go for attempted murder based on what they have. Just saying..........
Mayhem. That is the same as the charge against the blacks who threw bricks at white trucker Reginald Denny's head after they pulled him from the cab of his truck during the Rodney King verdict riots.
I think there is some politics, and background dealing, involved in these lesser charges.
One more reason this is not a nice place for nice people to live.
I am thinking also, per your comments, if prosecutors now dumb down charges because of dumbed-down juries. God help us.
It's easier to pursue attempted murder charges, when you can prove there was intent to do just that. That can be hard to do. In cases like this, your dealing with beer drinking fans, wanting to show how tough they are, by punching someone out. These two clowns probably have no real intent to "murder" the victim, but will live to regret their actions. No winners here.