Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Involuntary Manslaughter

Yet another charge of involuntary manslaughter, this one out of Trinity County as a result of the shooting death of Michael Goth, next door neighbor of our very own Richard Marks.

This certainly sounds like a tragic accident. The shooter, Goth's uncle, is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter but I'm glad to hear he's out of jail.

I can't help but have mixed feelings about things like this. The guy's uncle blew it, but accidents happen to us all. You feel like there should be some legal consequences for blowing it, but wouldn't you think the guy would feel bad enough for what he did?

I wonder if any sort of criminal punishment could punish the shooter as much as he'll likely punish himself emotionally?

3 Comments:

At 12:43 PM, Blogger lodgepole said...

They left the ice chest out?!

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political correctness gone amuck. Leave the family alone,,they will suffer enough. The uncle will never get over this. So lets have the government make it worse and waist lots of money in the process.

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Trinity DA use a secret grand jury, or did he at least have the guts to put on a preliminary hearing where the
case was open to the public and
the defense had a chance to face
(some) witnesses and make arguments?

 

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