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Unbelievable! Life in prison?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Father of four, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Stink! Would a mod please change my title to Life in Prison. Thanks
     
  3. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Here is more information on the case.

    ELKO, Nev. — A Twin Falls woman convicted of forcing a 13-year-old boy to touch her breasts was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

    Michelle Lyn Taylor, 34, was convicted of lewdness with a minor under 14 in November after a week-long trial in Elko County, Nev., District Judge Mike Memeo’s courtroom.

    With the conviction, Taylor faced a mandatory life sentence, and Memeo set parole eligibility after 10 years, the minimum sentence. If released on parole she must register as a sex offender and will be under lifetime supervision.

    The district attorney’s office did not offer a plea agreement in the case, said public defender Alina Kilpatrick, who argued the sentence is unconstitutional and doesn’t fit the crime.

    “The jury was not allowed to know the potential sentence in this case and the Legislature doesn’t know the facts,” she said, alluding to the minimum sentence set by the Legislature in Nevada Revised Statute.

    Kilpatrick said despite the parole eligibility after 10 years, there should be no mistake that it’s a life sentence for Taylor.

    “She is getting a greater penalty for having a boy touch her breast than if she killed him,” she said.

    After he sentenced her, Memeo said he was bound by state statute to impose the life sentence, but said he isn’t sure why the prosecution chose to charge her under that statute.

    District Attorney Gary Woodbury could not be reached for comment.

    Taylor, who lived in Jackpot, Nev., at the time of the crime, kissed a friend’s child, forced him to touch her breast and asked him to have sex with her in February 2008.

    Taylor claimed she was intoxicated and doesn’t remember what happened that night. She told jurors she roughhoused with the boy, but didn’t force him to touch her inappropriately.
     
  4. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  5. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    What people get for demanding longer and longer inflexible mandatory minimum sentences.
     
  6. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    It's because she's not hot. lol
     
  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Key word: "forced"

    same as he: "Forced" his will upon her (older man 14 yo girl)

    Forced is forced.

    not saying punishment fits crime... is that the real question here?
     
  8. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    She will probably serve only the ten years, which in my opinion is not enough for a pedophile. By that time, she will be 44 and can prey on young men who are legal age.
     
  9. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't 10 YEARS seem too long for having a 13-14 yo touch your boob?

    What she did was definitely wrong! But 10years? Come on that isn't justice.

    And what about Life? She can be denied parole. Would that be ok? That aint justice either.

    Some murderers have and got less time then "the touch my boob lady".

    She deserves punishment for her mistakes but something reasonable.

    We cant just throw the book at people!

    To me the way the law changes if you plead guilty (working out a deal) compared to being found guilty can have a different sentence. If you SAY you did it you get less time? Something just aint right there!

    The system is messed up!
     
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  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Even the judge appears to be disgusted with the mandatory sentencing guild-lines in this case.
     
  11. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Public caning would have been more suitable, and a he!! of a lot cheaper

    Might even modify her behavior..

    You can thank feminism for this, folks. Here is the kind of creature that foisted it on us

    http://www.savethemales.ca/000185.html
     
  13. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Yup, this is what happens when fundamentalism is mixed with the law. You get irrational mandatory sentences for morality crimes such as this. Still, 10 years for molesting a child seems about right to me. In fact it should be 10 years plus a public beating.
     
  14. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Fixed.