OT:Plea Deal

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Looks like a plea deal has been reached.  It would cover all three assaults
in Alaska, he would plead guilty, serve 16 years, no parole and no
probation.  Has to be approved by all three parties.  Apparently a deal is
trying to be reached in WA as well and that sentence would be served after
this sentence.  Pros and cons of it, but in light of the mess-up of building
a case, this might be the best.  Some definites.  Not as big as we would
like, but solid definites.

Still avoiding the crisis center so I think that on Monday after his work I
will pick him up and take him there.  I have the holiday off.  I could use a
bit of anger counsling myself.

Just wanted to update becuase of all your support.

Steven
Alaska




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You're right. A plea deal offers benefits to the victims of hate
crimes, to not face a trial situation with testifying, perpetrator
identification, etc. A consecutive sentence served in WA after Alaska
would keep this person out of the public for a long time.

Counseling is an outlet to start dealing with the emotional issues
surrounding the attack. I hope your young friend takes advantage of it
and is able to beginning the healing on the inside.

thank you for letting us know. How trying for everyone.
gentle }}}}}
Ginger in CA

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I guess you're telling us that Alaska has abolished the guillotine; bummer.
What does '16 years to serve' really mean.  Seems like in many states that 4
years to serve means something like 30 minutes.  Afraid, embarrassed, in
denial ... may be all sorts of reasons to avoid the crisis center.  Yes,
Steven.  Go with him.  Anger management and healing needed for many of us.
Polly


You're right. A plea deal offers benefits to the victims of hate
crimes, to not face a trial situation with testifying, perpetrator
identification, etc. A consecutive sentence served in WA after Alaska
would keep this person out of the public for a long time.

Counseling is an outlet to start dealing with the emotional issues
surrounding the attack. I hope your young friend takes advantage of it
and is able to beginning the healing on the inside.

thank you for letting us know. How trying for everyone.
gentle }}}}}
Ginger in CA

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Polly, on this one, the bad side is only 16 years for all three
victims/crimes.  The good side, and this was explained very carefully, is
that 16 years means 16 years.  No time off for good behavior, no early out
through parole, nothing, nada, nil.  He would be in for 16 years, at least
in Alaska, and would not be out until 2028.

Will see him tonight and get more info.  He has to the the prosecutors now
by next Tuesday(?).

Steven
Alaska


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Steven, I hope you read on further and saw Irene's post.  16 years is maybe
long enough for an attitude adjustment indeed.  The creep may just get all
the justice that's coming to him.  I really like the guillotine better but
that's just me.  Polly


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I can only speak as to this county and what I have seen. If someone
pleads guilty, they may be eligible for a sentence that includes good
time/work time credits. But the district attorney here often does
deals that do not do those credits. Most notably is the recent hate
crime case of Brandon McInerney [turns 18 this weekend or so], who got
21 years [no early release] after spending close to 4 years in
juvenile custody for the shooting/killing of a gay classmate.

Ginger in CA

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Polly, I'd like to whittle "IT" with a dull rusty knife and then you can
have at him with a guillotine.  I'm not in the least bit sorry to say that.
No matter what amount of counseling he has, he will be forever scarred.
This is what makes me most angry in a long list of anger.

I talked with him more today and we talked about how his habits have changed
since it happened.  His fear to go to the Crisis Center, and so much more.
This has only strengthened my resolve, and I told him today that I would be
picking him up from work on Monday and we would both be going in to the
Crisis Center.  He to get going on his healing process, me to take advantage
of their offer of services to me to address my anger.

Steven
Alaska


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Sending healing thoughts your way.
Barbara in FL



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Gentle hugs to all of you....you've all been through the wringer with
this situation.  The deal may not be what is really deserved, but it
will take the perp out of circulation for a while and hopefully allow
those hurt some needed healing.  Hopefully he'll have an 'attitude
adjustement' while he's serving time....

-Irene

Re: OT:Plea Deal
On 12/01/2012 06:34, Steven Cook wrote:
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While I hate the concept of plea deals, and we don't have them here, it
looks like this is the best way forward.  Good luck, all of you.  This
is a nasty situation and I feel for you all.

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