Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Cole Wilkins sneaks onto a deserted construction site late at night, piles some construction materials (light fixtures, applicances, a sink, etc.) into the back of his truck, and leaves. Four hours later, 60 miles from the scene of the deserted burglary, Wilkins is driving normally when one of the items accidentally falls off his truck. A tractor-trailer swerves to avoid it, jackknifes, and turns over, trapping and killing a man in a vehicle next to the big rig.
So Wilkins is tried and convicted. For first degree murder. Forwhich he's sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
. . .
If that's the law -- as indeed it is -- then the law is an ass.