Life is just easier when people tell the truth the first time.
And if this trial teaches us anything it is just that: No matter how much trouble you think you are going to get in, tell the truth anyway. (link to today’s story below)
I believe this is one of the first lessons parents should teach their children about life. It is pretty simple actually. Isn’t it?
And when you tell the truth it is so much easier then trying to remember what you said to who. So just tell the truth.
There is so much that came out this week about the state’s key witness, Shane Lamb. Lamb is the guy who actually, now admits, he threw the punch that killed Brian Carrick. His testimony is that he did this in response to another man telling him to scare Brian Carrick for drug money he owed.
This is the second time I have watched Shane Lamb testify as to what he did to Brian Carrick.
People see him as a thug. True, he is huge, bald and has intensely angry dark brown eyes. At just 28 years old, he has been in prison five times for drugs and aggravated batteries.
In court this week it came out that the first serious trouble he found himself in was when he was just 14 years old. He was charged with attempted murder.
When asked where he went to high school, his response was that he had spent most of his high school years in juvenile prison.
Someone somewhere failed this kid miserably. I cannot help but feel sorry for him — and angry toward his parents.
Don’t get me wrong, I feel so deeply sad for the family of Brian Carrick. It breaks my heart seeing his elderly dad sit in the courtroom hunched over, coughing. He looks just so sad, heartbroken really.
What I mean is that Shane Lamb didn’t have a chance and nobody that gets in his way has a chance of escaping his anger and rage. Anger and rage that I am convinced is not even meant for his victims, yet they are the one’s feeling his impact. We are all paying for his rage, for what his parents didn’t do.
Today he is a 28-year-old convicted felon, getting into fights in bars (since released from prison on unrelated drug charges he has been in a bar fight with two guys, a violation of his parole, charges still pending) and produce coolers (that is if he is telling the truth this time), making deals with prosecutors for lesser charges on serious drug charges. He claims to have murdered a young boy then walk away and not even care if he was dead or not when he left him lying there on a cold floor.
What happened here?
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