Thursday, March 18, 2010

So, you ask for "the details" . . .

"Take one slimy, greasy, slick criminal defense lawyer and one sociopathic ped-o-vile . . . between the two of them, there probably isn't much of a heart, maybe only a little bit of aorta." - Doc Manette

Anyway, the DA called me the week before vileman's trial to inform me that vileman was going to plead guilty in exchange for three years and I wouldn't have to testify.

A few days before his plea jail time hearing, I heard from the lovely lady (the lady who showed up with vileman's records at my temporary order hearing and the divorce hearing) letting me know that the nice man (the detective) wanted to talk to me.

I had a nice conversation with the detective. He said vileman's lawyer had a "heart to heart" talk (See first paragraph of this post) with the vileman about plea bargaining instead of going to trial, because the case was "airtight" and if he went to trial, he would probably end up doing the maximum of 10 years. (Sorry, very, very long sentence.) The detective seemed very pleased that vileman was going away for awhile.

Vileman must have had second thoughts about going to jail, because he showed up almost two hours late for his hearing.

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With vileman out of the way, I was able to join facebook as . . . me!

9 comments:

altopower said...

I'm SO happy for you that you didn't have to testify or be in his presence in any way. The case must have indeed been air tight and his lawyer was smart enough to know it (I doubt that vileman did on his own).

Rejoice in being yourself without that cloud hanging over you and the kids :)

ws said...

we south floridians are always looking at mug shots...glad to hear all of the madness is over. I'm back to blogging, again, too. have a great weekend.

another26two.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Yay!!! I am SO HAPPY for you!! So glad you can close this chapter and start a fresh new one.

Praise God! :)

Jill said...

Although, I have to say that 3 years is not NEARLY enough time - 30 would have been better!

Cindy...154 said...

I thought the same thing when I got your friend request - I thought, great, now she can have her own facebook! As soon as I figure out how to work the thing again I will accept the request. I have not been on there in a while. I have a bunch of teenagers as friends because they know my daughter. Congrats on the closure!

Evelyn said...

So happy that this chapter is closed and you can open up a new fresh one!! And the timing is perfect with spring in the air!! I am sooo happy for you.

(I agree 3 years isn't enough, but you take what you can get i suppose...)

Helen said...

So happy you're on FB...yippee!! You do know about privacy settings, right? You should probably make your name unsearchable and your wall unviewable to anyone but friends...

Vickie said...

have you heard anything at all? I guess maybe you never will - but wondering.

and how goes life after plea date? different for you?

Amy said...

Lori was nice enough to point a fellow texan towards your blog.

So glad that your time waiting for him to go to trial is over and that you didn't have to go to court and testify. My ex has been out on bond since 2007 and the last continuance set the trial date for Jan 2011. Does it get better after they plead?