Lisa Nowak may be fodder for late night comedians but she doesn’t deserve a life sentence.
Steel mallet, hunting knife and garbage bags aside, Nowak’s attempt to murder her love rival Colleen Shipman was irrationally concocted and comedicly executed, leaving her victim with only a headache and some temporary eye damage.
The minimal bail set evidences the arraignment judge’s skepticism of attempted first-degree murder charges. Felony assault and the stalking beforehand are viable charged, but it’s quite a stretch to murder here.
An insane rage appears to have fuelled this bizarre scheme to pursue, stop and harangue the woman she believe stood in the path of her true love. One would think a woman with a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering would understand the need to fuel an engine but in this mission she wore diapers to avoid making a stop for 900 miles.
Who knows what they pipe into the Space shuttle’s vents but NASA isn’t going to let the American public find out during a trial.
If Andrea Yates acts went unpunished, then surely this gal deserves the pysch ward not a jail cell.
The author will be discussing this topic on Court TV’s Catherine Crier Live at 5 pm.
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