Uh, ya think?
Eric Rivera, Jr., the 17-year-old accused shooter (murderer) appeared in court for the first time today and was denied bail by Judge John Thornton, Jr. Later, Rivera’s attorney, Sawyer Smith, said he hoped to strike a deal with prosecutors. Not sure if it’s remorse or fear driving the strtegy, but its already looking like his co-defendants will turn on him before you can say “Michael Vick.”
“When the State Attorney’s Office is ready,” said Smith, “we would like to sit down and begin discussion with them so we can move towards a resolution in the case that has the best interest of all parties in mind. We want to minimize the impact of case resolution on the Taylor family and find a result that’s in the best interest of justice.
The best interest of justice. Hmmm. Be careful what you wish for.