11 April 2007

Pretty Soon, People Won't Respect Lawyers

A friend, concerned that we're falling into optimism, sends us this story about an 18 year old boy who paid a hit man (actually, a cop) $3250 to beat up his pregnant 17 year old girlfriend enough that the "fetus" would die. He pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit manslaughter and was sentenced to spend 6 years in jail.

His lawyer said that he is an intelligent young man who got bad advice.

3 comments:

Duck said...

Since when does intelligence prevent evil?

joe shropshire said...

The Dade County sherriff's department used to have a small unit that specialized in posing as hit men. Their undercover deputies were a couple of big old biker-looking dudes -- think Paul Sr. from American Choppers. They would videotape their "clients", mostly soon-to-be-divorced guys, who seemed perfectly happy to pay $5,000 to have their wife fed to the gators rather than let her take the pawnshop or the used car lot. Life is still pretty cheap.

Duck said...

I wonder how many hits for hire are actually done successfully each year. How does Joe Schmo find a hit man? MySpace?