Wednesday, July 30, 2008

People v. Osorio (Cal. Ct. App. - July 30, 2008)

You've been found guilty of murder, arson, robbery, and burglary. Among the people you murdered was a 34-year old traffic officer for the police department. And you belong to a gang, and your nickname in this not-easily-impressed group is -- tellingly -- "Criminal".

Given these facts, don't be surprised when you're sentenced to two consective life terms without the possibility of parole. Plus 44 years. And when the Court of Appeal affirms.