I’ve written previously about Ron Reynolds, a state representative and lawyer who was charged with barratry.
Well, it has been a while. The other seven people who were arrested with Rep. Reynolds took pleas, but Rep. Reynolds went to trial. And…?
You’re going down in flames, you tax-fattened hyena!
The Fort Bend County Democrat was convicted Friday of five counts of illegally soliciting clients, or misdemeanor barratry. A six-person jury on Monday rejected his plea for probation, and instead sentenced him to 12 months behind bars and a fine of several thousand dollars.
I’ve also written about Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death by the Fullerton PD. The city (meaning local taxpayers) is going to pay out $4.9 million to his family, in settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit.
Obit watch: noted elsewhere, but I did want to mention the passing of Ken Johnson, former player for the Houston Astros (and the Colt .45s, their predecessor), and the only pitcher ever to “complete a nine-inning game without yielding a hit and still manage to lose it.”
(Oddly enough, there’s a good explanation of how this happened in the FARK discussion thread.)
Also among the dead: Adele Mailer, Norman’s ex-wife and the woman he stabbed in a drunken rage.
Some guests recalled that the point of no return came when she told her husband that he was not as good as Dostoyevsky.