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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Duke Case: Finnerty Convicted in Georgetown assault

This Georgetown case against Collin Finnerty would have been dropped under normal circumstances, based on a first-time offender program. However, Mr. Finnerty's random selection out of a farce Durham police lineup wiped out that option.

A Washington, D.C. judge ruled in May that Finnerty's arrest in the North Carolina rape case violated the terms of that program. So here is Mr. Finnerty in July.

It's called the justice "system" for a reason. All systems are flawed.

Fox News reported:

One of the three Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape in North Carolina has been convicted in an unrelated assault last year in Georgetown.

Collin Finnerty of Garden City, New York, was convicted of misdemeanor assault and sentenced to six months of probation. Judge John Baily also ordered Finnerty to undergo drug and alcohol counseling if required by probation officers. He must also stay out of Georgetown while he's on probation.

Judge John H. Bayly Jr. concluded that Mr. Finnerty did not specifically strike Jeffrey Bloxsom, but "menaced him" over a 15-to-30 minute period with fake punches that came within inches of Bloxsom' face and various verbal taunts.

USA Today reported:
Outside court, Finnerty's attorney, Steven McCool, said he will appeal the conviction.

"Judge Bayly found Collin Finnerty guilty of simple assault because he threw fake punches ... and because he scared one of the complaining witnesses in the case. That's it," McCool said.

He called the sentence "fair and lenient."

sources:
Finnerty Convicted in Georgetown Assault Case [foxnews.com, July 11, 2006]
Duke lacrosse player convicted in D.C. assault [usatoday.com, July 11, 2006]

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