Wednesday, March 30, 2016

People v. Jones (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2016)

Joan and Gary Marlow live in Yreka, and on the morning of December 4, 2011, discover that their home has been burglarized.  The burglar took the usual stuff:  a camera, a television, mobile phones, Ms. Marlow's purse, Christmas presents (presumably not yet wrapped), and . . . a carton of Virginia Slims cigarettes.

Weird.  But I guess cigarettes are getting expensive.  The new rage:  cigarette theft.

Oh, and when officers search the defendant, Robert Jones, they find in his possession . . . a carton of Virginia Slims cigarettes.

Case closed.  Clearly.

Oh, yeah.  Lots of other stuff from the Marlows was in his possession as well.

That probably helped the jury convict.