Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Man gets 28 years for rape.

I don't even know if I'm supposed to be posting this or if anyone is going to read it. Oh well. I was reading the Columbus Dispatch and came across this story. The story is a basic story about a man getting convicted of rape. Happens all the time right? Well, considering the ages of the victims and suspect, I thought that there could be more written by the author. I was expecting a longer article that goes in depth and talks about their lives. Maybe that's just the approach I would have taken? 

The author also mentioned the judge talking about medical care in prison for prisoners that are above the age of 50 years old. I think it would have been interesting to understand what exactly takes place in the prison to make it more expensive. Once again, maybe it's just me but I would have made the story more interesting. Overall though I think that the author did a good job of telling the essential facts to the audience. What do you guys think?

1 comment:

  1. I agree it is an interesting article, but it is lacking in substance. Even though the prosecutors originally brought a plea deal, why did that influence the judge's sentence? If there was 50+ years for repeat offender violations why did that go away? I also think this topic could have touched on plea bargains and the negatives and positives as related to the case.