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Why the innocent?

March 18, 2013

Dear editor: The March 2, 2013 edition of the Times Observer carried an article about drug charges that were dismissed against Charles Sunderlin....

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Mar-18-13 10:52 AM

A side to the story that isn't often heard ... but it doesn't address the question of why the "bad guy" was repeatedly welcomed in the writer's home, and what did transpire there? Guilt and innocence are not always clear-cut.

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Mar-18-13 12:42 PM

His place of business, not his home. Hasn't this guy been kicked around enough, dubedit? Why smear him again?

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Mar-18-13 1:22 PM

It's not like the bad guy picked a random name from the phone book and said "hey, I can buy drugs off this guy". The accused dealer may have been wrongly accused for this case but I'm sure there are several deals he has gotten away with. Where there is smoke there is fire and I'm sure the writer is not quite the victim he is portraying himself.

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Mar-18-13 2:19 PM

Slam! Again!! Why??

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Mar-23-13 5:46 AM

I was stunned when I read the article in the newspaper about this case. dubedit is right, guilt and innocence are not always clear cut. If you read the last paragraph of the article, it makes the guilty party very clear. "When evidence was presented to the Warren County District Attorney, the charges against Mr. Lester were withdrawn. When Mr. Lester's counsel inquired whether the confidential informant would be prosecuted, the District Attorney's response was that if Mr. Lester pursued a private criminal complaint, the District Attorney would reinstate criminal charges against Mr. Lester," Skerda said. "Given these circumstances, the Court is requesting that this criminal complaint and any subsequent investigation be handled by the Attorney General to represent the Commonwealth and to investigate charges, and if necessary, prosecute the defendant." DA's office didn't care if he was guilty or not. I wonder how many others there are?

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