Friday, December 27, 2013

People v. Rios (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 27, 2013)

You read the first two pages of this opinion, which describe the basic facts of the case, and (if you're like me) you think to yourself:  "Good.  Couldn't be happier the guy is in prison, without the possibility of parole, for the rest of his life.  Can't think of a more purely evil person."

Then you read the next half-dozen pages.  Which describe the circumstances in more detail.

And what was depressing at first becomes even more so.