No, I didn’t write that backwards. I really did mean to say “pizza for murder”, not “murdering for pizza”.
When i first saw the headline, I was going to try to twist this into how bad the economy is that people will agree to a murder plea for a feast of KFC and pizza, but then I read the article further.
Durham agreed to plead guilty to murder — but only if he could get a break from jail food. The judge agreed and granted Durham a feast of KFC chicken, Popeye’s chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, carrot cake and ice cream.
After Wednesday’s sentencing, Durham was to get the rest of the deal — calzones, lasagna, pizza and ice cream, his defense attorney confirmed. They will pay the tab.
I immediately thought this should be considered bribing a suspect to enter into a guilty plea they were otherwise unwilling to admit to, but when the guy already confessed a month prior, I guess they’re just trying to move the system along faster:
Deputy District Attorney Josh Lamborn said Multnomah County Judge Eric Bergstrom made the right call in allowing the unusual plea agreement because it saved the expense of a trial and possible appeals.
So someone in some level of government is actually concerned about fiscal responsibility?
Great, now I’m hungry for KFC.