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Poor Leslie Demeniuk

This is no mother:

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A mother is convicted in the slaying of her children.

After six days of testimony, a jury deliberated only about three hours before returning its verdict: Leslie Demeniuk is guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of her 4-year-old twin sons in 2001.

Prosecutor Noah McKinnon told the jury it was a brutal case of first-degree murder.

Mr. McKinnon is right. This woman shot both of her four year old boys. Nothing else but brutal could come close to describing it. The prosecutor stated that this woman looked her son in the eye, put the gun to his forehead and shot him. I call that calculated…the defense calls it insanity (emphasis mine).

The defense argued that alcohol mixed with antidepressants led to the shocking incident and that Demeniuk was delusional when she shot the boys.
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In his closing arguments defense attorney Bill Sheppard passionately disagreed with the prosecution, claiming that prescription drugs and alcohol mixed to cause Demeniuk to become temporarily insane.

“Why it happened was because Leslie Demeniuk did not know the difference between right and wrong at the precise moment that she pulled the trigger,” Sheppard said.

“The only explanation for these hideous actions is that she thought she was saving her children. She was taking them to a better place,” Sheppard said. “It was because of a total delusion.”

You have got to be kidding. Reread that piece. This woman had four-year-old twin boys who she SHOT and killed - her own sons! The prosecution stated that she had been on phone calls prior to the murders and was anything but delusional or insane, which is why the defense came up with the “insane at the moment she pulled the trigger” bullshit.

The jury saw through the bullshit, they only deliberated three hours. This bitch is no victim. She slayed her kids…kids that had a full life ahead of them. If there is one saving grace, they are free from her…if she had it in her to kill her poor kids, I can’t imagine what she did to them while they were still alive.


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whatbird said:

Merri Musings

Link: Merri Musings. It's an excuse you always hear. The perp is the victim.