Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Woman Who Plotted Her Third Child Father's Murder Receives No Jail Time

I have written about my experiences as a Court-martial defense attorney regarding Servicemembers who are falsely accused of physical and sexual abuse only after they file for divorce by women who are the actual abusers, here and here.  Like the District Attorney in Los Angeles in the Brian Banks case, some military prosecutors could not care less if a woman gets on the stand and lies under oath in order to gain custody of the parties child. I have yet to hear of a military dependent being indicted in Federal Court for making a false statement about her husband to military authorities.

While this is not a typical false allegation case, the facts of this case shows how the justice system is biased towards women.  Amy Corwin, a mother of four, plotted to kill the father of her third child who was attempting to gain custody of the child.  She  was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, a first-degree felony, and intimidation of a witness, a third-degree felony.

So, what did she plead to? A first-degree felony count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.  And her sentence?  The Court sentenced her to one year of community control and a rehabilitation program and probation.

I know nothing about the case other than what I have read in the article, but I wonder if the DA negotiated a plea deal because of an allegation that Corwin's intended victim abused her.  I noticed from the article that Corwin approached the father of her first two children to recruit him to kill the father of her third child.  I wonder what she told him to encourage him to commit murder.  And, I applaud the courage of this man who informed law enforcement about Corwin's intentions because he did the right thing in light of a woman who was willing leave her third child fatherless.

Think about what would have happened if she would have gone to the cops and falsely accused her third child's father of sexual assault.  Would the cops have charged the father?  Would the cops have asked the tough questions about her allegations in order to ascertain the truthfulness of her statements?  Or, would the cops have started by believing and never stopped believing, no matter how absurd her allegations had become? 

Knowing what I know from experience of representing the falsely accused, I believe this poor guy fared much better with a woman who was trying to kill him in today's system of justice.