Prosecutorial discretion is the buzz word of the day, watch the video. But the mother of Jason Watson's child (unlike Jason, she is a productive member of society who carries a 4.0 in the Sciences, Biology IIRC) is lamenting all of that at the Stateside and Federal levels (Unlawful transport of Firearms 5 May 2:15 @Judge Tauro) because she has a Restraining Order against Watson for some really nasty activity he engaged in. I'm not going to repeat it here but it's foul.
What a cruel irony given the comments issued in support of Defendant Iacoviello as to how he took responsibility for his daughter even after the mother and he broke up. Anyway, she writes:
God help me, it was Jason Watson....PRAY that Jay gets 15 to life on MAY 5th 2010..... I am re-instating my R.O. after his sentencing on May 5th. I can't imagine any judge in the world would give him visitation to a 3yr old......God help the city of Revere and EB if/when he is released......
Dear. Mr. King: It was the full (and at times, highly amusing) coverage of the Talbot murder trial that introduced me to your blog ;).
I actually felt a vested interest - I am a single mother, and I was anticipating hearing/reading the testimony my son's father gave @ the trial - I admit I have animosity towards the man, he is evil, but no one gave much lip service to his admissions in court (my mistake for association with this "man").
I felt as if this information could be conveyed to the judge sentencing him in May, then it would help keep a violent, murderous deviant behind bars...But instead, his help with the Talbot trial will almost certainly get him released....What a shame our "justice" system does not reform criminals, but perpetuates the negativity through the non-reforming prison system......
She is speaking about Jason Watson, the man who testified that he sold the gun to Robert Iacoviello that he was convicted of using to kill Officer Daniel Talbot. Of course the other tragedy is that that Michael Picardi, the career criminal-in-the-making -- who admittedly was the mastermind in disassembling the gun -- and Johnny Heang, both got off with Scot-Free even though Heang was at the crime scene. Nope, it was Heang's brother James who caught the case for helping Picardi. See more about this in para. 1 of this post, and the entirety of the Closing Arguments/Wait of the World post.
It was an ugly case, replete with unbelievable facts, including the miracle bullet casing that purportedly hopped up and landed right in the crevice of a Gatorade bottle without even scoring it. Watch the video.
Note to self: Call Court of Appeals for filing schedule.
Answer: Record still not assembled yet for transfer.