Saturday, October 2, 2010

Congrats Michael!

My favorite quote from Michael is:

“The tragic irony here is that if she (the mother) had been more willing to accept the fact that he was suffering from a serious mental illness, it might have resulted in her not getting killed,"

after winning a landmark case against a man who beat his mother to death with a guitar. Rings very close to home since mental illness runs in our family. If it was not for the interferance of other people or the denial of my family,  not to mention the inability to have any control over it without having a LOT of money, maybe lives and relationships may not have been ruined.

Ritter taps three for new El Paso County judgeships


A city attorney, a public defender and a former prosecutor have been tapped for three new judgeships in the 4th Judicial District.

Gov. Bill Ritter’s office has not yet announced his choices for the two new District Court judges and one El Paso County Court judge.
However, sources have identified Colorado Springs Senior City Attorney Will Bain and Senior Deputy Public Defender Mike McHenry as Ritter’s choices for District Court. Former Chief Deputy District Attorney Doug Miles has been picked for county court.
The three judgeships were added to the 4th Judicial District by the state Legislature. The three new judges start in January.
Bain has been with the City Attorney’s Office since 2007. He previously served as a prosecutor with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for 10 years. He prosecuted Timothy Nicholls, who was convicted along with his wife in the murder of their three children in a 2003 house fire.
Michael Paul McHenry has been a public defender since 1991. His specialties have been in mental health law, computer forensics and child witness testimony. Earlier this year, he defended Christopher Weiler, a Colorado Springs man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges that he beat his mother to death with a guitar.
Douglas Joseph Miles has worked since July 2009 as western region attorney/advisor for Aequitas, a prosecution resource on violence against women established by the U.S. Justice Department. He previously served as a chief deputy district attorney for the 4th Judicial District, overseeing prosecutors in county court

The whole family wishes you well in your new adventure. We know you will do well.

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