Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The Best Sentence Money Can Buy

Apparently the "Show Me State" would be better described as the "Show Me The Money State". We've all seen the high-priced, high-profile attorneys available to defendants who can afford the bill. Seems they think (perhaps rightfully so) the more you pay, the better the defense. Well, the folks in Missouri have taken things to the next level.

A defendant in a murder trial agreed to pay the family of the victims $230,000. In exchange, the victim's family recommended the defendant only receive 10 years in prison. The other defendant is sitting on death row. I guess in Missouri, money does solve all problems.