notwithstanding the usual suspects blathering about 'illegals' its crazy that these dudes are still flapping around in legal limbo. time to get it right. convict em or let em go
It was done right the last time they were in court, and the suspects were convicted of a most brutal crime. (The most hideous I have ever seen, thank you very much).*
The suspects were found guilty in a court of law, but Maryland's Court of Appeals (a criminal's best friend) found a reason not to let the ruling stand and threw out the conviction. It is possible that a retrial can be done, it is possible that even a City jury would find them guilty, but there is no way the Court of Appeals will allow the sentence of 2 illegal immigrants to stand.
*It happened in my Police sector, thank you very much.
Police sources said that the suspects had planned on switching the heads of the children around to different bodies (to further intimidate the victim's families). For some reason, the suspects fled after the murders, but before they could complete this.
And you even think of letting them go?
Mixed verdict for one defendant
A relative charged in the case, Adan Espinoza Canela, goes on trial next week.A Baltimore jury found Policarpio Espinoza Perez guilty of murder conspiracy charges Tuesday in the grisly deaths of three young relatives in 2004, a conviction that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.
While jurors found that he played a role in the killings, they acquitted him of murder charges in two of them and could not decide in the third. With the panel deadlocked, a circuit judge declared a mistrial on a charge that Espinoza Perez, 31, slashed the throat of his 8-year-old niece.
Prosecutors convinced jurors of Espinoza Perez's involvement without establishing a firm motive for the killings. The state's attorney's office did not decide immediately whether to retry him on the third murder count.
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein; dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr. --Xavier Naidoo
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