Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Update (by res ipsa)

Quick but important update on the woman convicted of "homicide by vehicle" because her son died jaywalking: she will serve no jail time. Not only that, the judge at her sentencing offered her a new trial, which pretty much says that the prosecutor -- a cruel and stupid woman named Annamarie Baltz -- never should have brought the case in the first place. (And no, Baltz gets no props for asking for probation. I suspect that absent the giant shitstorm that occurred when news of the case made it beyond the borders of Marietta, Georgia, she would have asked for jail time and then some.)

I hope this poor woman (her name is Raquel Nelson) can find some peace now. Her son died. She has suffered enough.

h/t (once again) to watertiger