Thursday, October 06, 2011

Followup (by res ipsa)

Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence.

A few months ago, I told you about the case of Barbara Sheehan, who killed her husband after being battered by him for years and years.

Well, tonight, Barbara Sheehan was acquitted of the murder charge against her. I have been following this case (Jim Dwyer of the NYT has been on it for a long time, too), and I can tell you that the prosecutor, a woman named Debra Pomodore, and her boss, Queens D.A. Richard A. Brown, absolutely disgraced themselves the course of this prosecution. God help us all if we ever find ourselves in their crosshairs.