Saturday, December 29, 2007

No good deed...

I thought this sort of thing only happened in England:
A Good Samaritan who called 911 to report a vicious beating of an innocent man is stunned two convicted killers are trying to blame her for their victim's death....

They have filed a motion saying Queen's Bench Justice Karen Simonsen didn't properly consider the actions -- or inaction -- of the woman who drove by the scene and called for help during the March 2005 incident.

Adam Lecours, 34, was seriously beaten and robbed by Pruden-Wilson and Sinclair and then left lying unconscious on a darkened street in The Maples, only to be run over moments later by an unsuspecting motorist.

The Good Samaritan testified during their trial last January that she saw the attack but was too scared to get out of her car and help Lecours after the culprits fled.

She called on her cellphone for help, but Lecours was struck and killed before police or paramedics arrived.

Defence lawyers Randy Minuk and Roberta Campbell argued last week their clients should not have been convicted of Lecours' death when the woman had the opportunity to rescue him and "control the scene."

The Crown is opposed to the motion, calling it "devoid of merit."
The judge will rule on the motion on Jan. 16. There's hope, though - the punks earlier tried to put the blame on the motorist who ran over Lecours, but that argument was rejected.

My heart sank a bit when I read the Good Samaritan's comment on this: ""I'm trying not to let it bother me but it's hard," she said. "It's definitely not a very nice thing for them to say." Look, lady: THEY. ARE. KILLERS. They don't say very nice things because they aren't very nice people. Decent people have GOT to stop wandering around like gormless sheep, expecting "niceness" from scum.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Ellie M said...

"The Crown is opposed to the motion, calling it "devoid of merit."

And devoid of intelligence, decency, humanity and sense. IN short, just the kind of thing a lawyer would think up (though I'm not exonerating the killers, either).

12:38 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

I'm with you, I'm guessing this was a brainwave on the part of the defence lawyer. The story doesn't mention how old the perps are, but as there was also an unnamed juvenile involved, I'm guessing they're young, and probably not bright enough to think up this wheeze on their own. This lawyer is another bad advertisement for the law profession.

9:09 am  

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