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This guy was supposed to be in some treatment program, and got kicked out. This nullified his plea agreement. So he should have gotten the book thrown at him, right?

This judge is just unbelievable- no 14 year old can be in control of a situation with an adult. And saying someone is older than their chronological age is just nonsensical.

Baugh said he was not convinced that the reasons for Rambold's termination from treatment were serious enough to warrant the lengthy prison term suggested by the prosecution.

Baugh said he listened to recorded statements given by Morales before her death and believes that while she was a troubled youth, she was "as much in control of the situation" as Rambold.

The judge also said Morales was "older than her chronological age."

I am unable to articulate my thoughts.

Originally posted to aztecraingod on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Rape and Domestic Violence, House of LIGHTS, and Trial Watch.

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