Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Junior Matlock Club -- So, Would This Be A Crime Of Consent?

"Now it is from little misdemeanors that major felonies grow.  And it is my duty -- it is ANYBODY'S duty -- to stop them before they get too far.  NOW THE LAW MUST BE UPHELD!"

And, with the completion of the oath, you renew your membership in the Junior Matlock Club, where we look at criminals who should consider honest work as they just don't have the talent for a life of crime.

We try to be cosmopolitan in this modern wired world, so today's case file is of Ellen Hazel Triffett of Tasmania, Australia.  It seems she has been convicted of stalking herself.

I'll pause for a moment while you parse that statement.

Wayne Turale owns a general store, and one day, he started getting letters in the mail.  It started in October of 2006, and over the next eighteen months, received a total of ten letters saying something needed to be done about Triffett, one of his customers.  Each letter was signed "Mick", and encouraged Turale to organize acts of violence, use a crossbow, or just run her over with a car.

Well, police soon zeroed in that the letters were coming from someone in Triffett's own family.  Triffett denied writing the letters, but a quick DNA test revealed her to be the one behind the letter-writing campaign.  The DNA was on the letters, stamps, and envelopes.  So, quick tips right there -- use a public printer, wear gloves, and use a wet sponge for the sticky bits.

Triffett was given a suspended sentence.  No word on if she's going to rough up the stoolie that got her busted.  She truly needs smarter accomplices.
Tags: duh, junior matlock club, stupidity
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