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Plea agreement reached in Admiral robbery case

June 1, 2013

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man accused of robbing a gas station attendant at knifepoint earlier this year reached a plea agreement for a lesser charge in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday....

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MikeDavis

Jun-01-13 9:59 AM

This prosecutor has to go!

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Cheesehead

Jun-01-13 10:30 AM

Habitual offender?

“We’ll plea,

and get a quid-pro-quo, (favor-for-a-favor)

look the other way, ignore reality and ’habitual offender’ status, regarding that small bit of the 'defendant' equation.”

What’s the sense of having ‘charges’ made for the ‘actual’ deed,

and being able to ignore the facts and reality in the prosecution phase?

It sure seems to impugn the integrity of our public safety officers, their hard work and time to bring a case to court and ...

this form of

?justice?

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Cheesehead

Jun-01-13 10:31 AM

PLEA AGREEMENTS ?

What is really happening with “plea-agreements”?

Another marvelous invention for the defense to avoid a jury trial.

What society is getting in return for

‘copping-a-plea’,

is a circumvention of ‘justice’, by and through the jury system.

Would not a trial by jury,

where ALL the facts,

(JUST THE FACTS MA’AM)

are allowed to see light of day, and

would be taken into consideration during the trial, and

sentencing,

be better deserving for society and the public as a whole,

rather than another

‘slap-on-the-wrist’

affair ?

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wacker

Jun-01-13 10:53 AM

I think there are a lot of moving parts on these cases that the general public will never fully understand.

Based on the comments below, you two clearly have no concept of sentencing guidelines imposed upon courts by our "wise" legislature. You know, the guidelines that stripped sentencing discretion away from our local judges. The difference in sentencing between the plea and taking the defendant to task was probably about a year. So if he gets 5 years in prison on a plea or 6 years in prison after a trial (that nothing says the Prosecutor is going to win), does it really matter? I'd take the guaranteed 5 all day long rather than gamble over a year incarceration.

Kudos to the Prosecutor for bringing this creep to justice in a timely, efficient, and fiscally responsible manner.

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Cheesehead

Jun-01-13 11:19 AM

WACK

O,

You obviously cannot read, therefore you cannot understand.

Trial by jury,

is justice served and ALL THE PARTICULARS are made known, in front of a jury of peers.

“Trial” by plea is a circumvention of trial by jury and just another favor-for-favor, expediency,

made between schemers (attorney’s), to get their client ’off-the-hook’ and free of multiple wrong-doings!

I am FULLY aware of ‘sentencing guidelines’, but this has no relevance to ‘copping-a-plea’

to avoid clarity of fact, and disclosure in front of a jury, and the plea-bargaining farce that seems to be more expedient today.

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MikeHawkburns420

Jun-01-13 2:23 PM

With everybody wanting to "ban" this or that these days, why not ban plea agreements? LOL

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lovesummer

Jun-05-13 7:54 PM

This "kid" has been committing felony crimes since he was 15 or 16. Habitual offender status is him in a nutshell, but that charge was dismissed.......WHY?????? Parks needs to get back to his hobby farm and leave the prosecuting of these individuals to a real professional. Can't believe the outcome of this case. Armed robbery is a life felony. This kid has been given break after break after break in all the crimes he has committed. It's time to send this kid to the big house. He hasn't learned from the past, and I am going to guess that he still hasn't because he has been given yet another break by our dear prosecutor. Not right.

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