It's confidential medical information and doesn't need to be disclosed, unless voluntarily. If your workplace requests the medical patient to submit a drug screen, and the substance shows up in the urine sample, the physician asks the patient/employee if he/she has a valid Doctors recommendation for the substance and if they do - the physician ignores the positive test for whatever substance and does not notify the employer.
One good reason to charge with murder now is so that AGT gets a death penalty qualified attorney from the git-go.
If he was charged with some lesser charge and chose a lesser qualified attorney, then when the death penalty charge was added, there would be considerable delay while a death penalty qualified attorney was assigned, became acquainted with the file, conducted witness depositions all over again (which could be traumatic for Sierra's family), etc.
Because he is alleged to have kidnapped her, they have no need to prove intent. If the prosecutor can prove AGT was the abductor, then the homicide in the first degree charge is largely proven. No need to know for sure how she died because if she died while he was restricting her freedom of movement, that makes it homicide in the first degree automatically. No need to prove his state of mind.
I am not a lawyer, so I could be wrong about all of the above.
But if I am mostly correct, then I don't see any advantages to the prosecution in waiting to charge for murder.
I'm pretty disappointed in the "statement of fact". Not a whole lot of evidence mentioned. I just pray that they have LOTS more than they are letting out.
So it's basically a one occasion tool. They don't want to use it up in a way that isn't likely to be productive.
I think its "safer" with regards to not getting a ticket (having less than 1 oz of marijuana is just a ticket in CA) or getting arrested. I think the only other difference is probably the variety of what they can buy at the clubs with a card. As a teen most people I knew who sold marijuana were harmless potheads themselves. Just my experience.
My nephew was repeatedly brutally assaulted by a foster child (teen) of a family member for several months when he was 7 yrs old during custodial visitations. We do not know what happened with the teen because the was whisked away right when it happened and we have not been able to get information (not sure what his mom knows but she hasn't shared that she was given any info). It's been horrible to think he may be out there harming other kids. Sidenote - my nephew is now 10 and doing amazingly well - with lots of counseling and attention. We have faith he will overcome what he has been through with love, prayer, and support. I'm just so afraid of this predator victimizing other kids.
the parents know believe me....
National TV is what is trying to find her....
Sierra did nothing wrong why wouldnt you want TV to tell her story about what happend to her!
Her friends are kids young kids they know she isnt comming back.
they type on twitter that they dont think he is dead but they know its wishfull thinking!
Its been way to long and these kids know!
Parents have spoken to them...
they need to find her and have a service for her
The red jetta showed up on multiple surveillance cameras. Including a neighbor who went back and looked at the day she went missing between 7am and 720am, and saw it. He notified police and police took the whole tape.
its not the fact they had a medicinal marijuana card. its the fact they were taking marijuana. im assuming they wouldve also had to blood test?
this may be a little off topic, but PLEASE , if you are going to smoke marijuana and your state allows it GET A CARD. it IS safer. a lot of dumb highschool kids sell weed, sure, but so do a lot of hardened criminals.
the ONLY way anyone will know you have a MM card is if YOU disclose it. so in the interest of harm reduction, you should probably stop talking against the cards. they are indeed a much better alternative for pot smokers.
I don't think they have to prove rape. If they prove he abducted her and that she died while he was preventing her from leaving, that's kidnapping and murder in the first degree (with aggravation, to boot).
A rape charge would be a lower level charge and the punishment, if convicted, would be less than the death penalty or life without parole, the two choices for murder in the first degree with aggravating circumstances.
I don't think there is any point to trying to prove rape unless the evidence they uncover in the investigation already points that way.
If the jury believes AGT abducted and then killed Sierra, I think they can use their common sense to figure out why he did so.
I just got home from the hospital, upper respitory infection, on steroids, z-pak, inhaler and stuff...So any word on the body?