Thursday is day 2 of preliminary hearing for Meagan Grunwald
airnautEverett, 00Your rhetorical questions can be answered if
you read the statutes concerning accomplices in major crimes. The driver of a
get away can is just as guilty as the person who actually robbed the bank.
@thebudmillerAmerican Fork, UTI am not an attorney either but I
would guess that there is a chance this could become a death penalty case and if
so the prosecutors will want to have every I dotted and T crossed5:31 p.m. April 16, 2014========= Good thing you are
not an attorney.How can she been given the death penalty when she's a juvenile AND she didn't directly kill anyone,ANDshe is not charged with 1st degree murder?
Obviously, cjb, you were not at the hearing and, therefore, SAW no evidence
either way. And while you are right that "something horrific [happening]
doesn't justify pinning this on an innocent girl," it is HIGHLY
appropriate to accuse and try her based on the evidence at hand. If she is a
"victim" as her DA claims, the courts will sort it out and she can go on
her merry way. If not, she will have to face the punishment that fits the crime.
I see no clear evidence she is responsible for any of this. The fact that
something horrific happened doesn't justify pinning this on an innocent
This young woman is well past the age of accountability and needs to be held
accountable for her part in this horrible mess. IMO, she should be locked away
in an adult facility at least until she is a very old woman.
Bud/Obama, In a preliminary hearing, it is usually not the State
that wants to present this info. Usually the defense requests the hearing to
see the major theories of the prosecutors. This hearing needs to just
demonstrate "probable cause" to the judge that the crime was committed
and that the individual committed the crime. With the above
understanding, the prosecutors will need to show that the defendant was a
participate of the crime. Just being a passenger is not enough. I would think
that the prosecution will probably present testimony about the defendant's
attitude, conversations, and follow-on actions... It takes time to share all
I am not an attorney either but I would guess that there is a chance this could
become a death penalty case and if so the prosecutors will want to have every I
dotted and T crossed
I'm no lawyer, but could someone explain why it takes three days for a
preliminary hearing just to see if she should face these charges? It seems
pretty cut and dry that she is involved and should face the charges. Guilty or
innocent is another story for another court hearing.
Young people, it really does matter who you "hang" with. (Double