Judge Lipps rules that the case against Chad Metzgar...
June 28, 2007 08:39 PM
...will stay in juvenile court. Key to the judge's reasoning? He had not been in trouble before.
But this part is weird:
[Judge] Lipps said it’s still unclear exactly what happened that afternoon.
He turned to Dustin and Derek [two other friends who were in the car, and injured], asking, “Do you have enough courage to tell investigators what happened that day?”
Derek Linderman said he doesn’t remember.
He doesn't remember? That's disturbing. What's he covering up? And what did Dustin say? Nothing, apparently. But due to the Enquirer's crack reporting, we'll never know.
If I were the prosecutor, I'd actually consider charging Derek and Dustin with obstruction of justice. I'm not buying any memory loss crap, either.
In other coverage: The Cincinnati Black Blog describes this as "white justice."
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