Saturday, March 26, 2005

Sold American

Michael Schiavo has spent at least half a million dollars of his wife's money for the purpose of having her murdered. For that sum, he's been able not only to proceed toward accomplishing the killing, but to procure the assistance of the courts in carrying out the hit in direct violation of Florida law.

Richard Alan Meywes, on the other hand, was allegedly only able to come up with half as much money -- $250,000 -- to have Michael Schiavo taken out, in accordance with Florida law.* Not only has his bid been disallowed, but he's probably going to go to jail.

Money certainly does talk.

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* From the Florida statutes: "776.012 Use of force in defense of person.-- A person is justified in the use of force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, the person is justified in the use of deadly force only if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony."

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