A Wisconsin judge has granted Brendan Dassey’s motion to be released from prison while his court proceedings continue. He will be on probation until all the proceedings are completed and is not allowed contact with Stephen Avery.
That is good news.
In local news, the jury just reached a verdict in the Ross Harris trial. Harris is the guy who left his kid in a hot car in the parking lot of his job and they boy died.
I am going to preface my thoughts by saying I did not watch very much of this trial. I did watch the ex-wife’s testimony and read a few other things and heard snippets of the proceedings on the radio.
I do not think Ross Harris is a good person at all. He is a sexual deviant whose goal appeared to be to have sex with as many “different kinds of women” that he could. He also exchanged sexual texts with underage girls. There are no obvious redeeming qualities about this man. There were church members who testified that they were providing him counseling for his sex addiction. So I suppose that was something. But I do not like Ross Harris.
That said, based on the parts of the trial I saw, I would not have found him guilty of murdering his son. The parts of the prosecutor’s case I heard failed to prove intent. That was the key to the case. Did he deliberately leave his son to die in the car. I heard a lot of evidence that indicated he had plans with his son in the future. They seemed to have a very good relationship. There were lots of videos of him playing with his son. I think he was overcharged. Way over charged. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison plus forty-two years.
The jury deliberated for four days. They all declined to speak to the media.
Have you been following these cases? Both are tragic.