Sonia Hermosillo: Baby Momma Drama

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The arraignment of 31-year-old Sonia Hermosillo, the La Habra mother who dropped her 7-month-old son four stories to his death from Children’s Hospital of Orange County parking garage, has been delayed until September 30. Hermosillo was apprehended when a witness called police after seeing the baby fall in tandem with footage captured on surveillance cameras. She was later charged with murder and child abuse by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.  A Mexican national, she remains in custody at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana, along with an immigration hold by authorities. Noe Medina, Hermosillo’s husband, relayed to a reporter how his wife suffered from severe depression and had difficulty accepting the boy’s condition of plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome) and congenital muscular torticollis (head twisting to one side).  He requested his wife not be judged poorly due to these circumstances.  Lady Justice is appalled by the lack of humanity. How could the act of extinguishing the life a flawed child being be considered as cavalier as, say, throwing out a damaged pair of shoes from a shopping mall?  Society should not tolerate such acts, be they premeditated or impetuous.  How delicately or sharply should the tip of Lady Justice’s sword Read More …

Defendant Conrad Murray, or, Michael Jackson: Who Is On Trial…

It has been many months since the name Conrad Murray splashed across headlines.  As you may recall, last year he was charged with the involuntary manslaughter of his patient, Michael Jackson, who died over 2 years ago. Prosecutors allege Murray killed the late pop star without malice.  Defendant entered a not guilty plea, attempting to exonerate himself from any malfeasance.  According to court papers filed Monday, Murray’s defense team claims that Jackson had an addictive personality, particularly for Propofol.  Murray admits to giving Jackson the drug, yet his defense attorneys claim Jackson injected himself with the final lethal dose. The defense cringed when their legal strategy was struck down: Judge Michael Pastor blocked more than a dozen potential witnesses as well any testimony regarding Jackson’s 2005 trial on child molestation charges. Pastor justly labeled these tactics “sufficiently convoluted, distracting and detracting as to substantially outweigh any probative value whatsoever.”  Deputy District Attorney David Walgren is rightly concerned that the trial – slated to begin September 8 – may deteriorate into a character attack on Michael Jackson. Lady Justice is waiting with bated breath for the opening gavel to strike.