Troy Davis of Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office was our speaker this week.

 

We started with jokes from Bill Zastrow, Jim Murrin, and Jean Seruntine.
These resulted in fines of five dollars each.

Troy Davis is gave us a gruesome account of a murder case he tried in
Compton.  It involved a young mother and her infant son who was 
brought into the hospital several times not breathing.  The third time
the paramedics brought him in with very little hope of survival.  He 
later died from the shakings.  She got a hung jury(10,2 in favor of
conviction).  She was offered a Involuntary Manslaughter Deal of six
years and took it.  She will serve about five years of that sentence. 

We will be dark next week.