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Judge Reduces Charges Against Kentucky Teens Accused of Threatening to Push Lesbian Off Cliff

A judge reduced charges of kidnapping and attempted murder against two Kentucky teens accused of threatening to push a lesbian classmate off a cliff and smash her head with a rock, saying there wasn't enough evidence to justify felony charges:

Schwab_Sams "After a hearing Thursday, District Judge Henria Bailey-Lewis reduced the charges against Ashley Sams and Corinne Schwab to fourth-degree assault and menacing, both misdemeanors...Attorneys for the two had strongly denied the attack and said the girls were pleased the judge reduced the charges. 'I think justice was served,' said Richmond attorney James Baechtold, who represents Schwab. Sams and Schwab committed no crime and will fight the misdemeanor charges, their attorneys said. The two high school seniors and their families declined to comment as they left court with a large number of supporters."

Jordan Palmer, the head of the Kentucky Equality Federation says he is still convinced it was a hate crime.

More details on testimony about the crime at the Lexington Herald Leader.

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  1. what will the dumb ass judge say when these two bitches kill someone. they were just poor misunderstood rednecks. bull shit these girls knew damn well what they were doing and the judge let them get away with it. another redneck. may all their trailers roll down hill

    Posted by: walter | Apr 30, 2010 10:27:49 AM


  2. Kentucky. Five million people. 15 last names.

    Posted by: Roseann | Apr 30, 2010 10:33:43 AM


  3. Big surprise a Kentucky Judge reduced the charges. I guess it's OK to kidnap and attempt to kill and gay teen in Kentucky. Not enough evidence! I thought the victim had captured the event on her cell phone!

    And, just look at the picture above of the two little darlings, it just screams "we got away with it all y'all!"

    Disgusting!

    Posted by: Matt | Apr 30, 2010 10:39:02 AM


  4. The one on the right is Kentucky's redneck Snooki.

    Posted by: Coco | Apr 30, 2010 10:43:22 AM


  5. Hate crime should be national and should require capital punishment.

    Posted by: Art | Apr 30, 2010 2:07:55 PM


  6. @ WALTER: "may all their trailers roll down hill".

    HA! Now that's a prayer I can sign up for.

    Posted by: Drew | Apr 30, 2010 3:17:41 PM


  7. Actually, many communities, especially the equestrian ones, in Kentucky are far more sophisticated and elite for most of the likes of you.

    Posted by: JT | Apr 30, 2010 3:35:53 PM


  8. The heterosexual police are working to make sure these heterosexual girls get the least amount of punishment. They don't want these heterosexual girls to have a rap sheet for trying to kill a "lowly" gay person, they don't think it's worth it. These are heterosexual prejudices at work in the justice system.

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 30, 2010 3:56:24 PM


  9. Actually, many communities, especially the equestrian ones, in Kentucky are far more sophisticated and elite for most of the likes of you.

    POSTED BY: JT
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    Nice JT, did your Mom sleep with her brother or your grandfather to spawn such class as your sorry ass? Since when did trying to kill a lesbian become elite or sophisticated?

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Apr 30, 2010 4:15:04 PM


  10. Wow. I don't know what to think about this story. On one hand, there's the initial reaction of "WTF?!" but then my brain kicks in. The judge has reviewed all the evidence... What don't we know? How much did the media inflate the facts in this story. Then there's the accusations that this was a stunt for the National Day of Silence (Something I really, really don't think is true but IS plausible).

    I think I'm gonna stay at a bit shocked, slightly outraged, but waiting for more information before I break out the torch and pitchfork.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 30, 2010 5:01:17 PM


  11. I'm born and raised in NYC, dickhead Patrick. Still here if you ever want to meet. But I know Kentucky well. (Actually, the most inbred white-trash looking one of the bunch is the fibbing lesbian).

    Posted by: JT | Apr 30, 2010 8:06:49 PM


  12. Oh, yeah....and I'm NOT one of NYC's Hasidim, who really ARE inbred.

    Posted by: JT | Apr 30, 2010 8:12:16 PM


  13. What a sack of shit! These little bit@ches get to grow up with slaps on the wrist??

    OHHHHH there was VIDEO? That doesnt mean jack shit does it? Way to prolong your personal hetero agenda Judge!! Screw you too.

    Posted by: Trent | May 1, 2010 2:52:09 AM


  14. read the whole story, people. the alleged victim laughed throughout the video taping, her bruises did not match up with her alleged injuries, she told the police two conflicting stories of what happened, and she did not call 911 or go to the police dept. until the next day. she was unable to prove her case. this is the legal system as we know it. she had the burden of proof.
    ~NO H8

    Posted by: elle100 | May 5, 2010 3:10:55 PM


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