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  •  Well (0+ / 0-)

    Dunn was convicted for first degree attempted murder and for wantonly and maliciously firing into the vehicles.  With premeditation and a predicate felony established by conviction, I don't see how Corey could not seek retrial on first degree murder for Davis.

    •  it's called plea bargaining. (0+ / 0-)

      corey can only do so many trials per year,
      she has an excellent hand, all she really has to do is say
      "We are going to hold the indictment off until you
      are sentenced on your other charges, if the judge hits
      you for 3 consecutive 20 year rides, well, we will indict
      for murder 1 and let a junior prosecutor get some experience but, if you drop all your appeals, allocute to Murder 2, and
      give a statement, well we will recommend the judge give
      concurrent sentences and no more then 25 years on the
      Murder 2 charge with a recommendation that you are
      sentenced to a low security prison and that after serving 20 you are parole eligible"

      That is by the way a total gift to him.

      •  Why bother? (0+ / 0-)

        I could understand if this was a case that hadn't attracted such vehement national interest, or one in which the victim's survivors weren't actively pressing for the full measure of justice, or if Dunn had a reasonable chance of acquittal.  But not one of those three things hold here.

        •  because resources are still constrained. (0+ / 0-)

          Corey wants a murder plea,  for political
          reasons, there is very little "Justice" gain in the
          additional time.

          So she wants the plea, it's not like she's locking up
          ted bundy or charlie manson, this is just some
          lowlife.

          •  What else does she have pending that's (0+ / 0-)

            more important than this?

            •  This is Florida (0+ / 0-)

              There is always a face eating zombie,
              or
              serial killers, or

              vicious drug killers,

              or

              child rapists,

              •  Or a retrial of one a nationally discussed case (0+ / 0-)

                Come on, Corey's office doesn't just handle one or two prosecutions.

                •  lets see what happens. (0+ / 0-)

                  They have a fairly reasonable period of time to refile.
                  Murder is usually exempt from the Statute of Limitations
                  and unless there is some "Safe Harbor" statute, the State
                  may want to wait to negotiate.

                  Time is really on the prosecutors side, heck, they could delay refiling charges for a year or two, see how time in the can is affecting Dunn's desire to negotiate.

                  It's cruel and it's unfair but it's what they will do.

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