Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 9th, 2006 at 4:57 pm
The civil trial against Lindsey Llaneza came to an end today. After several interesting twists and turns, the judge decided to award Angela Leazenby's family $500,000 (plus funeral expenses), the maximum amount allowable.
But this trial wasn't about money (and besides, Llaneza doesn't have any). This was more about principles and symbolism...and in that respect the trial was a success.
The best news for the family is that Llaneza finally confessed sorrow and remorse about what he had done. Llaneza also viewed graphic photos of the scene for the first time. Ray Thomas (who worked this case pro bono) said this fact alone "justified the trial".
**UPDATE: For a great recap of the day's events, read this article in the Oregonian.Email This Post Possibly related posts