Tuesday, November 07, 2006

People v. Dalerio (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 7, 2006)

Don't read this case. It's disturbing, and concerns the (alleged) kidnapping and attempted murder of a nine-year old girl. It includes the following two sentences: "The victim lay down on the ground and defendant started choking her. Before she lost consciousness, the victim urinated on herself." The recitation of what the little girl subsequently told others when they came across her after the attack literally made me shudder.

Rather than these cogent -- but extremely disturbing -- sentences, I much preferred this line by Justice Simons: "For five to ten minutes while the victim followed him, defendant appeared to be looking for the her neighbors." This is one of those rare cases where I'd rather read unintelligible typos than the actual facts.