Thursday, January 29, 2009

People v. Rodriguez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 29, 2009)

It's strange enough when your husband takes everything out of the refrigerator and places the contents -- along with your family photographs -- on the floor surrounded by flowers as if for an altar or shrine. That's weird. To say the least.

But after he convinces you, at 1:00 a.m., to get some sleep before taking him to the (mental) hospital, here are some words you really don't want to hear from him two hours later, as you feel a presence standing next to you:

"Sandra, I love you very much, but I have to kill you."


Fortunately, Sandra struggles with the knife and eventually gets away, abeit with significany injuries. Cirilo is in turn convicted of, inter alia, attempted premediated murder, and gets to spend the rest of his life in prison.

A sad -- and scary -- story. And another reason not to get really into coke and meth. 'Cause you do things that no one should ever do, and which (I'm sure) you never thought you'd do either.