Nancy: Hey, where have you been?
Geraldo: I’ve been in the other courtroom watching the sentencing of that murderer.
Nancy: Which murderer?
Geraldo: The one who failed to get the charges reduced through a plea agreement. During the trial, her attorneys tried to show that there were mitigating circumstances, but the judge didn’t buy it.
Nancy: Didn’t she commit two murders?
Geraldo: That’s right. The judge sentenced her to 35 years to life in prison for each crime.
Nancy: Will she serve them consecutively or concurrently?
Geraldo: She’ll be serving them consecutively, so even with time off for good behavior, she’ll be spending the next 50 years or so in prison.
Nancy: So her only hope now is an appeal, right?
Geraldo: That’s right. I’ll be following this case for a long time to come.
Nancy: And getting lots of good copy.
Geraldo: Of course. What would we crime reporters do without juicy murders?
Category: Government + Law
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