Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stopped in time

Good luck.

Both sides. I don't think a jury would be too sympathetic to "I skipped my meds so that's why I made jokes about shooting up the school.

I don't think a jury will send him to prison if he's found guilty.

Teen indicted in school attack plot
Express-News -

A Kendall County grand jury on Monday indicted Allen W. Doelistch Jr. on the first-degree felony charge of criminal solicitation of a minor to commit capital murder, for allegedly plotting an armed attack at Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School, officials said.

“We are looking forward to our day in court, when the facts will come out,” said Wallace Ferguson, attorney for Doelitsch, a former Boerne student arrested Aug. 22 and now held in lieu of $500,000 bond at the Kendall County Jail.

In a jailhouse interview shortly after his arrest, Doelitsch, 18, admitting sending text messages to a 14-year-old friend about a plot to attack the school. But he said he was only making jokes after feeling depressed and skipping medication prescribed to treat a bipolar disorder.

Assistant District Attorney Lucy Wilke said the grand jury heard testimony Monday from a police officer, two friends of Doelitsch — including the 14-year-old who received the text messages — and a school counselor before indicting Doelitsch, whose first pretrial hearing is set Thursday.