This story is bizarre, but it’s not all that unusual: Prosecutors can prosecute even the weakest, most clearly flawed cases relentlessly, and innocent people can end up in jail. This week, after two and a half years in prison, Mark Weiner saw his conviction vacated. It finally ended a saga in which Weiner was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of abducting a woman with the intent to sexually harm her.
I know I am a pest because i keep repeating the same song over and over, but it is unfortunately very true. A man’s life was ruined because a derelict prosecutor created a case where none existed.
And I don’t know if it had any bearing, but I would not be surprised if it did.
The Albemarle County prosecutor, who is elected to the post, is currently Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford.
Go read the article. It will scare you worse than seeing grandma naked.