January 10, 2007

Dueling Incompentencies

As if having Mike Nifong as the District Attorney in neighboring Durham wasn't bad enough:

A Cary High School student has been released on bond after allegedly spiking a science teacher's water bottle with acid.

Zachary Midgette, 17, was arrested Monday on a charge of assault on a government official. The misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 150 days in jail.

Police said Midgette admitted putting hydrochloric acid and zinc chloride from the school science lab in his teacher's water bottle last Friday.

You heard it here, folks: try to kill your teacher with two potentially fatal poisons in Wake County, and all you will be charged with is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of 150 days in jail.

I think it's time for the North Carolina Bar to lay off the hard stuff.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 10, 2007 09:13 AM | TrackBack

Just saw this guy's booking photo. He has "future inmate" written all over him.

I too admit more than a bit of chagrin at the lackluster charge in this case. He didn't just slash the teacher's tires, he put hydrochloric acid and zinc chloride in her damned drink! Luckily for her she was savvy enough to go to the emergency room as soon as she started getting odd symptoms.

Since the police aren't wanting to charge this crime with the "Attempted Murder" it deserves, I hope he at least gets violently fondled while serving his time in jail.

Posted by: Bard at January 10, 2007 10:49 AM

Maybe Wake County will say, "Let's get Mikey! He'll do anything!"

Posted by: Specter at January 10, 2007 10:55 AM

So, Bard, you are in favor of sexual assault on a minor, eh. I hope none of your children ever does anything wrong and has to spend time in jail being "violently fondled".

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