The defense rests

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Feb 11, 2004

Things don't look so good for Bishop O'Brien. It looks as if his defense team proved that the fatal hit-and-run accident happened very quickly, while the prosecution proved that the bishop left the scene. And that's what he's on trial for: leaving the scene.

So the only question, really, is whether the bishop knew what he was doing. On that point the defense has a stronger case.

But to keep things in perspective, it's not a capital crime to leave the scene of an accident in which someone died. Even if he's convicted, Bishop O'Brien would not be disqualified from, say, serving as senior Senator from Massachusetts.

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