Sunday, July 08, 2012

Sick joke

True, unfortunately (emph. added):

A boy who the police say was bludgeoned to death by his mother … was declared dead at the apartment, and his mother, Tenika Revell, was taken to Woodhull Medical Center for evaluation. Ms. Revell, 40, was charged with murder, manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.


TC said...

Maybe it's not as ridiculous as it seems. Let's say they decide that they don't have the evidence to prove murder so they drop that and try her on manslaughter and she beats that with clever attorneys. So they can hold her on he endangerment charge rather than just let her go. It's like when they sue for millions of dollars for some minor thing. You never know what a judge of jury might do so you don't want to ask for too little or exactly what you think the offense was worth. The normal thing is to charge with every crime you can think of and ask for some astronomical sum and let the judge and jury cut it down. My brother had a judge tell him, I would have given your client more, but you didn't ask for it, so the most i could do is grant what you asked for. After that, he too, asked for millions and then worked out a settlement for less -- never expecting to get the millions.

Brendan Keefe said...

I think you (and Don McArthur) are probably right, but still.