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(Williamson Daily News)   Most wanted couple from Bloody Mingo pose for the camera after arraignment. Describe themselves as modern day Bonnie and Clyde. Extra bonus, tattoo goodness. I hear banjos playing   (williamsondailynews.com) divider line 13
    More: Scary, Bloody Mingo, computer fraud, welfare fraud, credit card fraud, legal representation, grand theft, arraignment, Attorney Paul Montgomery  
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2012-09-21 10:26:47 AM  
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Kurmudgeon: I see the link, open it saying to myself, "don't be from WV, don't be from WV....damn it."


Anytime subby mentions banjos playing he would be referencing the movie "Deliverance" that was filmed in Georgia. Therefore, using subby logic, West Virginia! Simple.
2012-09-21 10:24:47 AM  
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ThisIsntMe: Amy Lynn Blanton was indicted on one count each of fraudulent schemes and one count of conspiracy to commit fraudulent schemes.

I'm perplexed. If found guilty of Fraudulent Schemes then it should be assumed there was a conspiracy to commit. If found not guilty of Fraudulent Schemes, can still convict on conspiracy? Just because you heard someone say, "I'm gonna fraudulently scheme someone?"


I expect it has to do with your level of involvement. For example, if you're swindling someone and I know about your plans and offer to help drive you to the scene and hide the cash, I didn't really commit fraud myself. So they make these various conspiracy and accessory laws to catch the supporting roles.
2012-09-21 10:03:24 AM  
2 votes:
Bonnie and Clyde had a bit more swagger than pill head grifters.
2012-09-21 12:28:10 PM  
1 votes:

Marcintosh: The defendant's legal counsel was Attorney Jerry Lyall.


Seriously? Am I the only one? Seriously?


it's french for "the y'all". in the US it's usually just pronounced "y'all".
2012-09-21 11:43:20 AM  
1 votes:

jabelar: ThisIsntMe: Amy Lynn Blanton was indicted on one count each of fraudulent schemes and one count of conspiracy to commit fraudulent schemes.

I'm perplexed. If found guilty of Fraudulent Schemes then it should be assumed there was a conspiracy to commit. If found not guilty of Fraudulent Schemes, can still convict on conspiracy? Just because you heard someone say, "I'm gonna fraudulently scheme someone?"

I expect it has to do with your level of involvement. For example, if you're swindling someone and I know about your plans and offer to help drive you to the scene and hide the cash, I didn't really commit fraud myself. So they make these various conspiracy and accessory laws to catch the supporting roles.


Generally speaking, "conspiracy to commit" crimes are not lesser included offenses like "attempted" crimes are. While it seems that they're all along the causal chain of talking about it, trying to do it, and actually doing it, conspiracy crimes usually have additional elements that make them chargeable as a separate offense.

Basically, it's thrown in as a backup charge that the prosecution knows it can prove so even if the elements of the actual crime are a bit shaky, there's an accomplice who's ready to sing like a bird to put away the suspect.

The example I always remember is a basic murder fact pattern. I tell you I want to kill somebody and ask you to get me a gun. You do so. There, we've committed conspiracy to commit murder. Next, I go track down the guy I want to kill, aim the gun at him, and pull the trigger. There, I've committed attempted murder, whether the gun works, or you loaded it with blanks without telling me, or the sights are so far off I break a window halfway down the block instead of hitting him. But let's say that the gun fires, the bullet leaves the barrel, and hits the guy in the heart, killing him. There, I've committed murder.

Now, why is conspiracy a separate charge? It isn't necessary that there be a conspiracy in order for there to be a murder. What if I got the gun myself and never told you what I was doing? There's no conspiracy at that point. Now, is there any way for me to murder the guy without attempting to murder him? Nope, which is why attempted murder is a lesser included offense and cannot be charged separately from murder.
2012-09-21 10:27:05 AM  
1 votes:

zetar: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.


is this where the term 'white trash' originated?
2012-09-21 10:25:32 AM  
1 votes:

MAYORBOB: Most Wanted In Mingo = Unwanted Elsewhere.


yeah, was thinking it must be nice to live in a town whose worst criminals are a couple of two bit hoodlums.

no murder charges? no rapes? no dead children? no attempts to pass instant grits as real grits?
2012-09-21 10:20:11 AM  
1 votes:

Slaves2Darkness: Well as long as they die, in a ditch, gunned down by machine gun fire from Federal law enforcement, then okay they can be Bonnie and Clyde otherwise they are just Vicki and Vance.


Exactly

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When this is how you're apprehended, you can be Bonnie and Clyde

/hot
2012-09-21 10:14:20 AM  
1 votes:
Pose them together again in ten years - we'll see how big the smiles are then...
2012-09-21 10:11:05 AM  
1 votes:
2012-09-21 10:10:12 AM  
1 votes:
Well as long as they die, in a ditch, gunned down by machine gun fire from Federal law enforcement, then okay they can be Bonnie and Clyde otherwise they are just Vicki and Vance.
2012-09-21 09:57:28 AM  
1 votes:
Most Wanted In Mingo = Unwanted Elsewhere.
2012-09-21 09:52:45 AM  
1 votes:
Meh. Local redneck news. *yawn*
 
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