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To: La Enchiladita

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..........


3 posted on 07/25/2011 1:10:46 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Did the DA bring them up on lesser charges than attempted murder???

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.

7 posted on 07/25/2011 1:27:18 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They were charged with one count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury -- all felonies -- according to a news release from the Los Angeles District Attorney.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Suspects-Identified-in-Stow-Beating-126028323.html

I am thinking also, per your comments, if prosecutors now dumb down charges because of dumbed-down juries. God help us.

8 posted on 07/25/2011 1:30:06 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
they may be thinking they can’t go for attempted murder based on what they have. Just saying..........

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.

10 posted on 07/25/2011 3:27:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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