Friday, September 15, 2006

A few questions

Ok, I read this story and I still can't wrap my mind around it. I might have to become pen pals with this guy to get some answers.

First the gist of it.

A man who authorities say threw hot grease on his housemate has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison.

Donovan A. Blunt, 21, pleaded no contest to one count of unlawfully possessing a harmful device causing injury and one count of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. A no contest plea in Michigan is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.

Ok, I get this is serious, but TWENTY YEARS?

Also, if you're facing 20 years, No contest? Was this a plea bargain? From what?

Further down in the story.
In handing down the sentence, Borchard noted previous criminal behavior by Blunt, including gluing someone's eyes shut with Super Glue.

To shamelessly steal from P.J. O'Rourke, this brings up a couple of questions. Questions like, "What the fuck?" and "What the fucking fuck?"

If splashing your fry daddy in someone's face gets you 20-40 what does gluing someone's eyes shut get you? This guy was only 21. That means he did this to someone and still was out in time to make the rounds for the big birthday.

I'm also sort of interested in what this guy's references look like when he's being looked at as roommate material.

Ok. Continuing.
Authorities initially said the dispute revolved around Blunt's stereo. At the preliminary examination, Pandey, a native of New Delhi, India, testified that he was studying in his room when Blunt knocked on his door and doused him with the hot fluid. He said he had asked Blunt to turn down his music in the past but didn't remember if he made that request the day of the attack.
I'm dying to know if he heated up the grease IN ORDER to throw it on this guy or if he was cooking up some french fries and came up with the idea, "knock knock."

Anyway. Any takers for becoming this fella's cell mate?