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Rob Gordon

Have you ever been falsely accused of a crime? That is EXACTLY the way people act.

RG

Craig Maginness

Rob:

Thanks for the comment. Don't get me wrong -- as I think I indicated in the post, from what I've read, it does sound like he was falsely accused and convicted -- and I certainly am not making excuses for the prosecutors or the judge or trying to diminish his or his family's anguish finidng themselves in such a terrifying situation.

Having said that, again from what I have read about the situation, it seems as if many of his troubles started with the fact that the victim's mother had it out for him, and I infer from what I've read that at the root of that animosity is the fact that he was following American cultural norms for dating while living in a latin culture. And that is where the cautionary tale can be found.

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