Tales from the courthouse: the blame game
I love a person who owns up to their actions. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find one lately.
The pre-sentencing memorandum argues that at the time of [the DWI incident in which the defendant killed a pedestrian and fled the scene], the defendant was victimized by (1) his then-girlfriend, who dissuaded him from turning himself in, thus leaving him to be arrested only after a two-week search by detectives resulted in his apprehension; and (2) his then-attorney, who refused to allow him to apologize for the incident.
And the moral of this story is, people who don't learn to take responsibility for their own actions often end up in prison.
Well no, not really. But he should form some kind of social club with the parents who are suing McDonalds. They can compare sleazy attorney notes.