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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:14 PM

19. She probably thought she was protecting her kid.

The woman was under extreme duress. If anything, she misjudged, but she did not AIM the gun at anybody and she did not hit anybody. Her husband admitted that and he admitted he beat her up all the time. I was a battered spouse. Fortunately we didn't have a child or who knows what I might have had to do to, in my mind, protect my child and myself.

The jury should have found her not guilty of assault. If they found her guilty of any crime, the judge should have sentenced her, at most, to community service.

Sometimes the letter of the law actually undermines the spirit of the law. This is one of those times. What kind of danger is this woman to society that she needs to spend 20 years in prison? Murderers don't serve half that long in many cases.

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