Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lincoln Park Hit & Run

A few days a go, a little girl was killed in a hit and run accident. The driver was arraigned on Tuesday and the Sun-Times provides some backgroubd.

He appears to suffer from a very disturbed psychology, and his past includes a "felony robbery conviction, two DUIs and misdemeanor domestic battery in which his aging mother was the victim...."

The article ends thusly:

"The defendant choked and punched his 80-year-old mother," [Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maria ] McCarthy said in court. In 1993, Roth was sent to traffic school for disregarding stop signs, McCarthy said.

Roth's attorney, public defender Susan Smith, said her client is unemployed and on disability. Roth recently received a degree in gerontology, Smith said.

Emphasis added.

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