Monday, July 31, 2006

As a defendant, you know you are in trouble when the facts section of an opinion reads like this:

From an the opinion affirming the death penalty in the case of United States v. Fulks:

On June 11, 2002, Fulks and Evans were married. Fulks supported his new family in the same way he had supported himself for years -- by breaking into cars and stealing. And as he had with other women, Fulks often became violent with Evans, sometimes beating her severely and assaulting her sexually.

It is a long opinion, but you don't have to read any further than this to know the result.

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