Of course our more naive counterparts want to credit COVID for everything but we hope more skeptical TKC readers will consider a small, stupid but important argument in this story of killer who has earned a great deal of local love because Kansas City newsies like making friends with lawyers.
Think about it . . .
LISA MONTGOMERY'S MAKEOVER MIGHT HAVE DELAYED HER EXECUTION!!!
Is she going to be a Victoria's Secret model? Unlikely. But her latest photos humanize her far more than a mugshot and seem to have evoked sympathy.
Like it or not, this seems to confirm KSHB's mugshot crackdown and reminds us how much image and appearance influences decisions for better and worse.
Check the news . . .
"The order, handed down Thursday by U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss in Washington, prohibits the federal Bureau of Prisons from carrying out Lisa Montgomery’s execution before the end of the year. She was scheduled to be put to death on Dec. 8 at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
"Montgomery’s legal team has argued that their client suffers from serious mental illnesses and can’t assist in filing her own clemency petition, in part because all of her clothes have been taken away and she’s been left only with a “sheet of paper and a single crayon” in her cell, attorney Sandra Babcock said in court this week."
And that description might be sad but it would still put her in better shape than her long dead victim.
Developing . . .