Tuesday, January 30, 2007

In Re Malcolm M. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2007)

Want to read about a wasted life? One that's not even nearly over, and yet already seems virtually destined to be a net negative for all involved? If so, read this case. Which can't help but depress.

Justice Ardaiz begins his opinion with the following line: "At age 10, appellant Malcolm M. joined several of his relatives in robbing and beating to death 69-year-old Alejandro Escareno." And goes downhill from there.

Read the whole thing if you want to see what happens to Malcolm thereafter. And why you probably don't want to ever meet him on the streets of Fresno.