Pick Me For That Jury
An attorney for the alleged kidnapper of those two boys---the one who was held for four years and the more recent victim---has apparently rejected a plea deal that was offered because, among other things, it included several consecutive life sentences (as well it should). The attorney is quoted as saying, "Let's see what 12 people can decide. Because I think we can do far better with a jury. You've heard one side of the story. That's it. At trial, both sides are going to come out."
You mean there's a side that could possibly, possibly justify kidnapping a young boy, depriving him of life as he knew it and forever changing life as it might have been? You mean there's a side that could possibly excuse and pardon the anguish and horror that the families involved suffered, not to mention the fear and terror of a boy stolen?
Excuse me if I find that side to be a non-weight-bearing side.