Sunday, June 3, 2007
Criminal Stupidity is Shared in the UK
Kentucky in the U.S. apparently does not have a monopoly on crime thought to be a product of inbreeding. Our U.K. readers have shared with Legal Pub that according to the A.P., a ridiculous argument over balloons elevated into bodily injury. Now, one person is in the hospital and two others need Barristers to defend criminal charges. Brad Freeman and Shawn Asher went to the in south-central Kentucky home of Charles Murphy and his 14-year-old son to ask if their balloons had been stolen from another birthday party. The four began to argue. Murphy allegedly hit Asher in the head with a piece of pipe. Murphy's son then allegedly demonstrated his qualifications to play in the big leagues by hitting Asher with a baseball bat. (Wonder if it was a Louisville slugger?) Freeman and Asher drove away. Asher was taken to Marymount Medical Center in London and was later flown to University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was in serious condition. Murphy and his son were charged with first-degree assault.
While the violence is unforgivable, the reason for all of the violence is equally unforgivable.