The cause and precise timing of the deaths of Karpinski, Wilbur and the children remain unclear, pending autopsy results from the state medical examiner’s office in Boston and a final report from State Police, Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington has said.
“We gather because this week has been too much to bear. Regardless of the circumstances of these events both near and far, these horrors have left families, friends, and neighbors in our world stunned and in shock.”
The president’s biggest beef seems to be that it’s been a public-relations nightmare. These are not the angry reactions of someone who’s morally outraged that a journalist would be lured into a consulate and dismembered alive, as Turkish sources have alleged. It’s the grudging reaction of someone who is annoyed he has to deal with
Like his mentor, Bowerman sought and held public offices including lieutenant governor, and “did not trouble himself” with the practice of law. So one might wonder: what compelled or enticed the 42-year-old Bowerman to represent Henry Pratt against the charge of murder at the court in Lenox in 1862?
The judge carefully explained the legal definitions of murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, and manslaughter. With that, he gave the case to the jury. Ninety minutes later, the jury returned.
History is told by the victors. Even with the same set of facts, stories can be slanted differently. A single word, a shift in story line, a carefully placed emphasis – little things — can sway emotions and form the basis of decisions.
“This is about justice. We have a responsibility to both nature and people. As a bridge to the community, we are paying attention to what’s going on in Mexico and in the world. — Mario Hernandez, director of the El Charco del Ingenio botanical garden in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico