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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 05, 2007

A momentous personal decision gone wrong:

An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend's nearly full-term fetus and was sentenced to more than six years in prison.

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Prosecutors allege Young, then 17, offered an undercover officer posing as a hit man $3,250 last October to injure his estranged 17-year-old girlfriend so badly that her fetus would die.

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Young's attorney, Bevan Maxey, said his client is an intelligent young man who got bad advice.

He got bad advice from you, Maxey. Had you coached your client to say the undercover officer was outfitted in white lab-coat and curette, everyone would understand he'd been solicited as a Woman's Health Care Provider. Worst case? $300 fine plus costs, for conspiracy to practice medicine without a license.

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Apr. 12, 2010 7:41 PM ET USA

    Ah, ah, ah, Arbp. Weisgerber; ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 12, 2010 4:41 PM ET USA

    "The problem is when there is a big difficulty, the people in the Church don't know how to deal with it," says Archbishop Weisgerber. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/life/faith/code-of-conduct-for-priests-developed-by-archdiocese-90460109.html?viewAllComments=y

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Apr. 12, 2010 4:17 PM ET USA

    Don't bet on it. The AP will never believe it---even if, like Thomas, they put their hands in the wounds. "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." - Anon. Or, perhaps, "There are none so blind as those who will not see." - Harwood (?)