posted on May, 10 2013 @ 01:16 AM
reply to post by defcon5
The charge was first degree murder. That doesn't instantly mean death or even life in prison. Separate stage and separate hearing. I do agree that
there is a disconnect between the State and the People though. The People, for the time being, still hold onto the sanctity of "burden of proof" and
that the proof meets the charge.
You are quite right though, a lessor charge and I would bet my house that she would have been found guilty. Remember, the colonist were out for blood
when the "Boston Massacre" happened yet one our own and quite staunchest protectors of a new nation, defended them in the name of the law.
edit on 10-5-2013 by ownbestenemy because: grammar fixes....