Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In Which the Bird Wishes to Fly the Coop

The man who killed my nephew had a hearing today.

He has already been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Although I believe drunk drivers should be charged with murder if they kill someone while driving drunk, I won't go into that. His bond was set at $150,000. 

We thought today would be the day he would plead either guilty or not guilty.  Given the fact that there is surveillance tape from a nearby business that shows the crash, there is really no doubt he was the one driving.  We don't know yet what his blood alcohol content was.  We had hoped he would just plead guilty and give up the farce of a trial.

However, that was not the case.

Instead, today was the day he asked for his bond to be reduced to $50,000.  It would seem he is tired of sitting in jail and can't make the $150,000 bond originally set.

The judge, in legal wisdom, denied him.  He will stay in jail.

And if all goes well, he will stay there a very, very long time.

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