Word is that a jury has just sentenced Susan Wright to 20 years on her punishment retrial for stabbing her husband, Jeff Wright 193 times.
The reality is that the change in her sentence is minimal in the big scheme of things. She received 25 years the first time, and after monumental legal wrangling, she got just a five year discount. She'll be eligible (not entitled) to parole two and a half years early.
I know that prosecutors Connie Spence and John Jordan did an excellent and thorough job.
I know that defense attorneys Jon Munier and Tommy LaFon also did an excellent and thorough job.
But the bottom line is that this case involved trashing the reputations of Neal Davis and Todd Ward, when they didn't deserve it. They did a thorough and good job the first time around. They made judgment calls during the first trial that, quite frankly, I agreed with from a defense standpoint.
Jeff's family, who are some of the sweetest people I've ever met, had to go through this all again. Jeff's children, now beginning to approach their teenage years, may have to be shielded more from the spotlight that the retrial has cast upon them.
All for a five year discount from the first trial.
Hopefully, Susan Wright will be happy that she's at least eligible for parole a little earlier.
Because I think we all know that at the end of the day, we don't want to make Susan angry.