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Suspect tells her mother she's a victim, too

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2012 7:23 p.m. MST

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Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

Surprised???

They are either two of the most dimwitted people on Earth or they've been so wasted on meth or some other substance for days that they truly have no idea what they've been doing. Or maybe, like everyone, they are innocent. ;^)

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

" "I don't understand what's going on," she cried."

She'll have plenty of time to understand what she's been charged with before her trials in both Nevada and Utah. If convicted hopefully they will serve consecutive sentences in both states.

L Kaiser
REDMOND, WA

Sounds like confinement is sobering her up and allowing her to realize what she has done

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

I was shocked to see a total lack of concern for the victims by Hills parents ( the Atwoods ). They seem totally unresponsible and I'm sure their parenting has alot to do with why she turned out the way she did. Macfarlanes parents were at least apologetic to and concerned for the victims family.

mecr
Bountiful, UT

@B Russ: completely agree!

I just read her parents are saying she did it because she is bipolar. Excuses! This is not her first round with justice either. She once was charged with promoting deliquency to minors. I have to admire his parents when admitting he did what he did because of drugs and justice needed to be served. As a parent, they must be living the worst nightmare but you cannot make excuses for your children.

I guess they are just coming back to earth now that the drugs are wearing off. Maybe they thought it was all fun and adventure walking on the desert like they were in some movie. I hope someday they realize the damage they made to that couple's family and to the women they shot at. I just hope...

S.Andrew Zaelit
Deseret, UT

Here is my guess at the potential defense strategy. The defense will argue that their client was "in fear of her life" and "had to obey" her captors demands. They will also argue that she did not know how to hold a gun let alone shoot another human being. We will get to hear stories about a troubled childhood and drug addiction. Oh yeah and do not forget the hints at mental instability and the abuse suffered at the hands of her accomplice.

Personally if they are guilty they should... Yeah, just fill in the blank.

Flying Finn
Murray, UT

They shoot a woman in the head and steal her car, and then seem surprised at the charges? Nevada plays hardball with this kind of crime. Anyone who doubts that statement should ask O.J. Simpson. He got up to a maximum of 33 years, and he didn't even shoot anybody.

Silly Rabbit
Small Town, USA, UT

The grin on her face says it all.............

mike84501
HELPER, UT

Her daughter had a rough start as a teenager. Still doesn't excuse the behavior. Bad behavior has consequences and they are both eventually going to be put away for decades if not found guilty and executed for their crimes.

westcoastlife
saltlake city, utah

Reality both in deep trouble.As she was engaged to a soldier why the heck did she just stay home Dont make any sense!

stay drug free

TOO
Sanpete, UT

B Russ,
Actually her parents are nice people. I know these people. I went to school with Logan--he was a grade ahead of me in High School. He was always doing dumb stuff like sluffing, but he was actually a nice kid. I didn't ever think he would do something like this.

SittingReading
Sandy, UT

Her parents attempted to say that she had been doing good and this came out of no where. But in her own picture that was released before the arrest, they have an arrest photo from July of 2011. Her facial expression in that picture is the same one that she was showing when they had her first mugshot. She is confident she can get out of it.

This couple is a real concern. People like this really don't care who they hurt and when they get out again, they will destroy lives to have a thrill. I think they need to be sentenced with first degree and be permanently removed from our streets.

Super Trooper
SLC, UT

You have a choice in the things you may do. You don't however get to determine the consequences.

Throw the book @ both of them. I think you"ll see plenty of times over the past week she could have "got away." I mean, really? Try running into a Wendover Casino and start yelling "he's got a gun" and see what happens. Oh she was too traumatized to think of that so she shoots a lady in the head.

Give me a break.

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