Tuesday, March 28, 2023

People v. Shkrabak (Cal. Ct. App. - March 28, 2023)

This opinion does not exemplify the type of cooperative and loving family dynamic that you'll see in, say, 1950s television shows:

"On the day of the offense, defendant was angry at his mother, saying she was “evil” and deserved to die. She left the house with defendant’s younger brother, who was 12 or 13 years old at the time. She returned an hour later, and defendant said, “Oh, you’re back. You didn’t kill yourself. Aren’t you strong enough to kill yourself?” She went to the kitchen to call 911. Defendant put her in a chokehold and the two struggled. As they struggled, defendant “body-slammed” his mother through a sliding glass door."

An episode of Leave It To Beaver it ain't.