Friday, February 08, 2008

People v. Curry (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 7, 2008)

Let me see if I got this one right. Your girlfriend's pregnant. You want her to have an abortion, but she does not want one. She advises you to just pay child support if you don't want the child. You, by the way, are far from a rich person -- and basically seem like a street thug -- so presumably don't have that much money to pay in child support anyway. Can't get blood from a stone, after all.

That part I understand. I assume that happens. Maybe not (or maybe) every day. But it happens.

Here's the part I don't understand. So, in order to avoid paying minimal child support, you trick your (now former) girlfriend into going out with you, take her to a park, and have your goon friends beat her senseless with punches, kicks, baseball bats, and the like with the sole goal of killing the seven-month old fetus?! All just so you can get out of paying child support?! Then, just for fun, steal $20 out of her bra, as well as, once you're in the midst of this whole process, kidnap her in order to get an extra $700 that you realize she has at her grandmother's house?!

Amazing. And, honestly, chilling. Much more so, for some reason, than a lot of other -- more bloody -- despicable crimes. At least to me.

Read the whole thing. If you dare. It's a story of total depravity. And involves a group of individuals for whom, to be honest, I shall shed no tears as they spend the rest of their lives in prison.