Monday, January 30, 2006

Cody Posey

Over the last week I have become very involved in the current trial of Cody Posey. I am not sure why I am so taken with young man. It is a very tragic story and while his crime is without question horrific it seem there was so much going on behind the scenes in the life of this young man. Such things as incest, physical and mental abuse . It isn't hard to believe that co-workers and staff of the ranch did not wittiness this abuse. How many child abusers do such things in public? However, other long time friends and family members have testified to the claims of this young man.
The interesting twist in this case is the fact that family live and worked on the ranch in New Mexico of ABC veteran newsman Sam Donaldson. He was the first to testify in the trial. I have read so much about this online and watched most of the trial live. While many people have very mixed emotions about Cody it seems easy to forget that he was only 14 years old when all this took place. It is my opinion so far that he needs treatment not punishment. The fact is clear that either his abuse drove into this or he is simply disturbed in ways that most us can't even begin to understand. Either way he is still just a child.

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