Tonight I received an e-mail update from the Black Nail Brigade on the nail polish killer. For those who are new to this blog, this refers to a fatal crash in May 2009, when Anita Zaffke was killed when her motorcycle was struck from behind by Lora Hunt, who was painting her fingernails as she drove.
A motion to dismiss reckless homicide charges was heard today. The judge’s decision will be heard on February 10, 2010.
Greg Zaffke’s update gave a few highlights from the hearing. I have to say this part totally floored me, especially because the defense attorney was using this statement by Lora Hunt to justify why the crash should be considered negligence rather than reckless homicide:
I was distracted by applying nail polish, [which I contemplated whether or not to do]. I chose to do a very stupid thing.
Wow. Isn’t that the very definition of recklessness, dictionary or legal?
I hope this plays out to the correct conclusion. I can’t say happy ending, nothing happy about it.
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