Hi! It’s me! Lily!
It was really short notice, but Sabby told us to get dressed this morning, we were going to take a “field trip”. So we did, and we piled in and went to the courthouse.
Crystal’s attacker got a trial today!!!
Quite honestly, it was a bit anticlimactic. We sat in the seats, the jury came out, they laid out their case against him. Thankfully Crystal didn’t have to testify, they already had her deposition, and since she’s a minor, it was deemed unnecessary. There were some witnesses, and they described what they saw… it was disturbing. Poor Crystal.
After the prosecutor rested his case, and the defense put theirs forth (all they had was “the evidence is circumstantial”) the jury deliberated for about an hour, and came back…. GUILTY!!!
He gets sentenced later, but for that charge? Dave says it’s 20 years, probably.
Crystal came over tonight, and everyone told her the news. OMG she just started bawling!!! Poor girl!!! We all gave her a big hug and told her he’d never bother her again.
And we got pizza and ice cream, and Diana, Liz, and Allison came over, and we had a HUGE party!!! We didn’t tell Allison what it was for exactly, but we said someone hurt Crystal and he’s going to jail for a long time. Allison seemed very happy. And she should be!!!
I guess there is some justice in the world. Though these days you’d barely know it, would you? I don’t keep up with the news too much but there’s this war going on, and I don’t get it. People just… kill each other? Why?
Anyway, happy thoughts. Crystal gets justice and the pizza was delicious. We’re going to watch a movie now. Crystal gets to pick.