Man Who Spiked Drink to Induce Miscarriage Learns His Fate~thefederalistpapers.com
A man who spiked his girlfriend’s drink with an abortion inducing drug, just learned his fate. It’s BAD:
Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison after being convicted of spiking his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion-inducing drug.
Forty-five-year-old Manishkumar Patel was convicted in August of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child.
His girlfriend never drank the spiked beverage, but miscarried weeks later.
Patel was sentenced Tuesday in Outagamie County.
The former Kaukauna man had been on the run since he was charged in 2007 and forfeited a $750,000 bond.
He was arrested in January 2017 in New York.
What a piece of human garbage.
During his sentencing hearing Patel tried to explain his actions:
Patel spoke during the sentencing, which lasted more than two hours, and expressed remorse.“I have had plenty of time to think about what I did,” he said. “I have no excuse or explanation for my actions.” Patel admitted to obtaining the drug and giving it to his girlfriend when she was pregnant. At the time, Patel said, he justified his actions because their other child had a lifelong medical condition. “I was convinced my unborn child would suffer the same fate,” he said. “This did not excuse what I did.” He also sought to explain why he fled the U.S. for India after he was charged. His father’s health seemed to be failing, Patel said, and he felt he needed to see him for what he thought would be the last time.
He claimed he came back because he wanted to resolve the matter before the court.
22 years in prison seems to short for this kind of crime.
Mr. Patel will have a lot of time to carefully consider his actions.
Judge Determines Rick Ross Can Rap All Over 50 Cent's "In Da Club" If He Wants~hiphopdx.com A federal judge has dismissed 50 Cent‘s lawsuit against Rick Ross over his use of the 2003 hit “In Da Club” for his Renzel Remixes mixtape, TMZ reports.
According to Ross’ attorney Leron Rogers, 50 doesn’t own the copyright or master recordings for the platinum-selling number. In fact, Shady/Aftermath Records are the true owners of the song. https://youtu.be/otbCHLwgXpQ 50 dragged Rozay to court in 2015 over the song in the midst of a public feud, which resulted in the G-Unit boss forking over $7 million for posting a sex tape of his nemesis’ baby mama, Lastonia Leviston.
The Power executive was not pleased by Rozay’s use of the song as a way to promote his forthcoming album at the time, Black Market, and allegedly used the lawsuit as a form of retaliation.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
The Court of Common Pleas, or Common Bench, was a common law court in the English legal system that covered "common pleas"; actions between subject and subject, which did not concern the king. Created in the late 12th to early 13th century after splitting from the Exchequer of Pleas, the Common Pleas served as one of the central English courts for around 600 years. Authorised by Magna Carta to sit in a fixed location, the Common Pleas sat in Westminster Hall for its entire existence, joined by the Exchequer of Pleas and Court of King's Bench.
The court's jurisdiction was gradually undercut by the King's Bench and Exchequer of Pleas with legal fictions, the Bill of Middlesex and Writ of Quominus respectively. The Common Pleas maintained its exclusive jurisdiction over matters of real property until its dissolution, and due to its wide remit was considered by Sir Edward Coke to be the "lock and key of the common law"It was staffed by one Chief Justice and a varying number of puisne justices, who were required to be Serjeants-at-Law, and until the mid 19th century only Serjeants were allowed to plead there.
As one of the two principal common law courts with the King's Bench, the Common Pleas fought to maintain its jurisdiction and caseload, in a way that during the 16th and 17th centuries was categorised as conservative and reactionary. Reaching an acceptable medium with the King's Bench and Exchequer of Pleas proved to be the downfall of all three courts; with several courts of near-identical jurisdiction, there was little need for separate bodies, and the superior courts of Westminster were merged by the Supreme Court of Judicature Act 1873 into a single High Court of Justice.With an Order in Council issued on 16 December 1880, the Common Pleas Division of the High Court ceased to exist, marking the end of the Court of Common Pleas.
Commonly known as the Law Courts, the Royal Court of Justice boasts a magnificent Great Hall, and the layout is similar to that of a cathedral. It was designed by George Edmond and built in the 1870s, which means that Dickens did not have the chance to see it. Interestingly enough though, I found that author John Costella mentions it in his book "Walk with me Charles Dickens" because very close to it stood a coffee emporium that Dickens was apparently familiar with. It was owned by the Gatti family, Italian immigrants who were to become one of the most popular restaurateurs in London for over a century. Carlo Gatti started out handling ice cream and other Italian confectionary delights. He worked to accommodate the "night people" of the capital, including nightwalkers - like Dickens. Although the author mentiones no academic reference supporting his statement, I find it quite interesting to imagine Dickens stopping by for an Italian coffee ☕