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Repeated plea bargain requests getting excessive

Jocelan Martell - Dillon Valley

For more than 18 months there have been seven plea bargain attempts on the part of Scott Dietert in the three-on-one killing of my son.

Judge David Lass explained his reasoning at his first denial.

He said a man was dead, and to demand in advance no prison time, when the defendant might be shown to have been aiding and abetting, is not what he sees as proper due to the laws of complicity.

Our system does allow this aspect, plea bargaining, when depravity is involved, and the perpetrator can bargain for special treatment.

In this case, Dietert was present at the killing of my son and can give essential identification for the facts to be known.

He withheld this during the Stockdale trial.

I do not think there is a parent reading this who would not find it excruciating if his or her child had been murdered, to have this drawn out so long.

It is very cruel. At what point is it excessive to repeat the same request to the judge, to say nothing of the taxpayer money used to pay for the court time and justice system staff?


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