Wednesday, January 25, 2017

People v. Forrest (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 25, 2017)

Normally I might think that no time in prison is sufficiently long enough for someone who committed the cold-blooded murder of his wife.  Particularly when he gutted her like a deer afterwards.

Yet the level of alcohol abuse here, and Mr. Forrest's (in some ways) bizarre conduct and writings after the murder, suggest that there's something really awry here.  Maybe something that justifies mitigation, at least in part.  A lengthy sentence seems appropriate.  But I'm not certain that the guy is forever irredeemable.

But he gets 50 years in prison.  So isn't getting out anytime soon.

Check out the facts, though.  Fairly chilling.

And weird.