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  •  the problem is the facts don't support that. (0+ / 0-)

    she left the dwelling area, went to her car in the garage,
    got the gun, returned and fired a shot.

    so she left then returned, that makes her legally an

    now the 20 year sentence is outrageous.

    i'd give her 20 years, suspend 18 years, let her serve
    on weekends, for the next 2 years and then give her
    parole and if she stays out of trouble, i'd let her off parole
    after a few years.

    •  Well, there's a bar exam question for you. (1+ / 0-)
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      Is the garage attached? :)  Yeah, if that's the undisputed testimony and if she wasn't trapped in the house, that doesn't help her at all.

      I think that should have been in the extensive DKos coverage, I sometimes feel like this site is losing its grip on reality-based coverage.  There are some facts in the world that go against what people want to believe too :(.

      Still, the idea that an assault with a deadly weapon (which is what that is, assault being the creation of a fear, not the actual physical attack) is worth 60 years is facially ludicrous.  Not even 20.  Maybe 2 with some of that suspended, unless her prior was also an analogous charge.  Judges get a lot more lenient when there's already substantial time served pre-sentence, which I think there was here.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 07:18:03 PM PST

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      •  20 years for ADW is ludicrous, 60 is psychotic. (1+ / 0-)
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        The woman strikes me as having anger issues,
        but, my take was give her 2 years of weekends,
        and then look at extended parole after that.

        but, legally she's not got a defense, which is why
        people get so upset about her case.

        Michael Dunn really didn't have a defense either,
        and he's looking at another trial.

        frankly Florida just seems like a mess, can't they get
        their act together?

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