Thursday, August 19, 2010

People v. Valli (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 19, 2010)

We charged you with murder. Plus being a felon in possession. We introduced evidence that you fled the police in at attempt to prove your guilt.

You beat the rap. The jury acquitted you. Well done.

But not so fast. We were ready for that possibility. So minutes after the jury returned its verdict, we arrested you. On the charge of . . . evading arrest. You know, that stuff that we introduced at trial about you fleeing in our unsuccessful attempt to establish your guilt.

And guess what? We won Trial No. 2. And got a sentence of . . . 50 years to life. Which the Court of Appeal affirms.

So ha! That'll teach you to mess with The Man.