"Sparked: Marion Apartment fire was set deliberately. Fire came from the first floor—where the only resident lived."
The Seattle Times said he lived on the second.
plus, where in the child abuse article does it say anything about the parents blaming others? Where's your unpaid intern when you need him?
Joe the Plumber running for Congress would be the perfect absurd capstone to his ridiculous narrative.
Oddly enough, even if he wins, he still would not make more than $250k.
Note to self - NEVER but NEVER help people in "distress" if you ever forget, go watch Clockwork Orange again my little droogs :P
First floor, ie ground floor, is a parking lot and I think a lobby. He lived on the first floor of actual units.
Walking by this morning it definitely looked like it started in the back of the building, and he lived in the front. Whoever was assuming he killed himself in the comments yesterday might want to rethink that.
Funny that Stevens can still run for congress, but won't be able to vote for himself as a convicted felon.
Also wondering (like post #2) where the information about the couple claiming it was someone else came from. The article only says they plead not guilty.
@ 2 & 7) So if they didn't do it--and the girl was starved, this is certain--then someone did it, right?
Come on, Punky! Show us your real colors and push the puppy out the window!
"If convicted, Pomeroy and Long each face a maximum sentence of up to three years in prison."
Yes! You dear reader are supposed to infer from the couples non-guilty plea that they claim someone else did it. Talk about your misleading headlines.
Wha's up with the Stranger's writers this morn?????
Why exactly are they waiting to charge the subhuman fake-bicycle -accident attempted rapist? Lock him up and throw away the key. If he's lucky he'll get to taste his own medicine for a good long time.
Tyrone Wilingham is the antithesis to cocky. In an ethically acidic field he's one of few that puts honor and accountability above all else. It's undue to refer to him as such in the name of a clever headline.
I'm with @10. 3 years seems ... I don't know. Insufficient. Grossly so.
@8 The law works in funny ways. If you plead not guilty, it doesn't mean that you are saying they didn't do it at all, it is saying you are not guilty of the crime you are accused of. Like, "we punished our daughter, but we felt that what we did was within reason."
and in your headline, "Fire came from the first floor—where the only resident lived", you are clearly insinuating that he killed himself.
just looking at the priggish, self righteous faces of those assholes who starved and dehydrated their daughter--(but we had to because she was so OPPOSITIONAL!) has put me in a bad mood. me want to kill kill kill.
@ 15) I'm not suggesting he killed himself. I'm relaying information that the fire started on the floor where the only tenant lived.
BEWARE THE HOBO RAPIST!!!
@15. I don't think Dominic was inferring anything... he was just stating the facts. Actually, based on my casual knowledge of the circumstances (he was being evicted), I sort of assumed that he might have set the fire himself out of spite and then somehow couldn't get out.
I had the same reaction as #10- that woman deserves to be put away for way longer than three years! I hope this case spurs lawmakers to increase the maximum sentence for child abuse!
@8: "It Had to Be Someone Else: Parents plead not guilty" okay, that's fine -- you're making a hypothesis for why they could be pleading not guilty. "—saying they weren’t the ones who locked up their 14-year-old daughter" See that word "saying"? That would normally mean they actually said that in their plea. You also made the link to the article be "they weren't the ones", which would normally imply I can find that at said link. There's a whole host of words or phrases you could have used instead of "saying" - "implying", "leading one to believe", yadda yadda.
Three years for starving a child? That girl will suffer the effects of this intentional mistreatment for the rest of her life.
These people have the privilege of spending the next several weeks out of jail while they argue "cause" and attempt to weasel out of a MAXIMUM sentence of THREE FUCKING YEARS?
Unbelievable. Un-fucking-believable. I almost hope there's more evidence of some other crime to add time to their sentence.
Three years for ATTEMPTED MURDER?WTF?
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