Archive for January 27th, 2005

Get your head round this one

The Los Angeles County DA has decided that he will seek the death penalty for a man who tried to kill himself.

Juan Manuel Alvarez drove his Jeep Cherokee onto the commuter rail tracks near Compton, supposedly intent on killing himself. (I don’t know if Alvarez has admitted as much.) Apparently he changed his mind as the train approached. He got out and watched the crash. According to the New York Times, “After the crash, officials described Mr. Alvarez as ‘deranged’ and ‘suicidal.'”

Is Alvarez going to be shaken up about this? Will he plead guilty? Can we call it punishment? What if it was all part of some elaborate plan on Alvarez’s part?

I’m just saying, you know?

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